Midway through Christopher Nolan's 2008 movie The Dark Knight , the Joker gets himself arrested so that he can then break out of his holding cell and continue his grand experiment in human darkness. While he's locked up, he's placed in the custody of the Major Crimes Unit, the police force that's supposedly been devoted to locking up Batman. In the movie, people keep referring to the Major Crimes Unit as the MCU. As in: "There's a problem at the MCU!" Watching it today, you might hurt your neck doing double-takes at those initials every time. The Dark Knight , as it happens, came out at the last moment that "MCU" could possibly refer to anything related to Batman. Advertisement Today, of course, we know the MCU as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the steamrolling blockbuster-generating engine that has become the dominant commercial force in all of moviemaking. It was never a given that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would work. By the time the people at Marvel got around to establishing their own movie studio, they'd already sold off the rights to many of their most-famous characters: Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four. Only the relative dregs were left over, and… Read full this story
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