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How Marvel Packs a Universe Into New York City

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive mythos with the Big Apple at its center. Here’s what Spider-Man, Iron Man, and other superheroes say about their city.
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If the Marvel Universe has anything to say about cities, it’s that superheroes can’t move past New York.

When Captain Marvel hits U.S. theaters on Friday, it’ll be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) 21st movie in a little over 11 years. More than half of those are either set in New York City or heavily featuring it. With 11 fully fledged TV shows on top of that, the series is a massive mythos with the Big Apple at its center.