For more than a decade, Marvel comic book characters have been having a super time on the big screen. Here's a look at the movies of Marvel, starting with 1998's "Blade," starring Wesley Snipes.
While "Blade" was the first in the recent string of Marvel movies, 2000's "X-Men," starring Patrick Stewart as Professor X, was an even bigger hit, earning nearly $160 million domestically.
2002: Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in "Spider-Man."
2002: Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn in "Spider-Man."
2002: Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as The Green Goblin in "Spider-Man."
2002: Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane in "Spider-Man."
2002: After the first movie's successful debut, Wesley Snipes returned as they daywalking vampire in "Blade II."
2003: Ben Affleck as the title character in "Daredevil."
2003: Jennifer Garner as Elektra and Colin Farrell as Bulls Eye in "Daredevil."
2003: The cast of "X2: X-Men United," left to right: Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Anna Paquin (Rogue), James Marsden (Cyclops), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), Famke Janssen (Jean Grey), Halle Berry (Storm) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine).
2003: Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler in "X2: X-Men United."
2003: Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner in "The Hulk."
2003: The computer-generated Hulk in "The Hulk."
2004: Thomas Jane as the title character in "The Punisher."
2004: James Franco as Harry Osborn and Tobey Maguire in "Spider-Man 2."
2004: Alfred Molina as Doc Ock in "Spider-Man 2."
2004: Snipes was again back for "Blade: Trinity," the third "Blade" movie, this time alongside Jessica Biel and Ryan Reynolds.
2005: The cast of "Fantastic Four," left to right: Chris Evans (The Human Torch), Michael Chiklis (The Thing), Jessica Alba (The Invisible Woman) and Ioan Gruffuud (Mr. Fantastic).
2005: Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom in "Fantastic Four."
2005: Stan Lee as mailman Willie Lumpkin in "Fantastic Four." Lee has made a cameo appearance in nearly every Marvel movie adaptation.
2005: Jennifer Garner's "Daredevil" character gets her own movie in "Elektra."
2006: Halle Berry (Storm), Patrick Stewart (Professor X), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Ian McKellen (Magneto) in "X-Men: The Last Stand."
2006: Rebecca Romjin as Mystique in "X-Men: The Last Stand."
2007: Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze in "Ghost Rider."
2007: Nicolas Cage as the title character in "Ghost Rider."
2007: Doug Jones as the Silver Surfer in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
2007: Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in "Spider-Man 3."
2007: Thomas Haden Church as Sandman and Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in "Spider-Man 3."
2008: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in "Iron Man."
2008: Robert Downey Jr. as the title character in "Iron Man."
2008: Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane and the Iron Monger in "Iron Man."
2008: Edward Norton as Dr. Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk."
2008: The "Hulk" movie franchise was rebooted with "The Incredible Hulk."
2008: Abomination -- the nemesis of Hulk in "The Incredible Hulk."
2009: Hugh Jackman in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
2009: The cast of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," left to right: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Taylor Kitsch (Gambit), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth) and Lynn Collins (Silverfox).
2010: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Don Cheadle as War Machine in "Iron Man 2."
2010: Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in "Iron Man 2."
2010: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in "Iron Man 2."
2011: Chris Hemsworth (left) stars, alongside Anthony Hopkins, in "Thor."
2011: The X-Men movie franchise gets a reboot with a younger cast in "X-Men: First Class."
2011: Chris Evans, who previously appeared in the "Fantastic Four" films as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, carries the red, white and blue shield in "Captain America: The First Avenger."
2012: Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow are just three of the Marvel Comics heroes who assembled for "Marvel's The Avengers."
2012: The full all-star slate of superheroes in "The Avengers" also included Mark Ruffalo as The Hunk/Bruce Banner, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
2012: Andrew Garfield starred in a reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise in "The Amazing Spider-Man."
2013: Robert Downey Jr. returns to the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man for a fourth time, counting "Marvel's The Avengers," with "Iron Man 3."