Disney and Marvel are about kick off Phase Three - here's how Phase One and Two went

"Captain America: Civil War" is the first step in their continued march towards worldwide cinematic domination

Captain America: Civil War is the first movie in Disney and Marvel's Phase Three, and the early reviews have been overwhelming positive, with the movie currently sitting pretty with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

It's been eight years since the two film-making giants sat down and began mapping out the future for this massive cinematic universe, so here's a quick look back at just how successful they've been so far.

PHASE ONE:

Iron Man (2008)

Budget: $140 million

Box Office: $585.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Was it any good? It almost single-handedly kicked off cinema's love with super-hero movies. So, yeah, pretty good.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Budget: $150 million

Box Office: $263.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Was it any good? Not really, no. Ang Lee's take a few years earlier, while very very weird, was much better.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Budget: $200 million

Box Office: $623.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Was it any good? It was so busy setting up the rest of the Avengers, it forgot to have a story of it's own. Kinda the same problem Batman V Superman would have years later.

Thor (2011)

Budget: $150 million

Box Office: $449.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Was it any good? Whereas a lot of the other Marvel movies have a very similar feel, this was the one that truly felt like it's own thing. Plus, in Loki, still has the best villain in all of the Marvel universe.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Budget: $140 million

Box Office: $370 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Was it any good? Despite that RT score, no, not really. It's actually kinda dull, especially when compared to what was to come next.

Avengers Assembled (2012)

Budget: $220 million

Box Office: $1.512  billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Was it any good? This was the point when Hollywood realised they should all be sitting up and taking notice, because not only did it make ALL OF THE MONEY, even the cranky critics loved it.

PHASE TWO:

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Budget: $220 million

Box Office: $1.215 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Was it any good? Up to a point, it was kind of brilliant. But then Guy Pierce started to breath fire and everything got a little too weird...

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Budget: $170 million

Box Office: $644.6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Was it any good? It's actually the worst reviewed Marvel movie to date, mostly because it's also the most superfluous, with a crappy villain and no idea what to do with Natalie Portman. Still kinda fun, though.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Budget: $170 million

Box Office: $714.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Was it any good? Probably the best Marvel movie to date. At least - it looks like - until this next Captain America movie, anyways...

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

Budget: $232 million

Box Office: $773.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Was it any good? The biggest risk Marvel has taken since Iron Man paid off handsomely, and is probably their only movie to date that will properly make you cry. But you'll also laugh. A LOT.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

Budget: $250 million

Box Office: $1.405 billion

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Was it any good? It was good, but not great, and when compared to the first Avengers movie, that's kind of disappointing. Ultron was a good baddie, but the plot was a little all over the place.

Ant-Man (2015)

Budget: $130 million

Box Office: $519.3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Was it any good? It was nice that we had a movie that didn't involve the potential end of the world, and Rudd was great casting, but it was all just a little too forgettable.

PHASE THREE:

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Budget: N/A

Box Office: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% (at time of publication)

Was it any good? Watch this space...