Ant-Man is the MCU’s Most Valuable Hero, Study Finds

Box office and critical response suggest Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang / Ant-Man is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s MVP, according to a new study.

A new study collated critical ratings and global box office earnings in order to determine the most valuable characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The results show it’s none other than Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man.

According to the Critic Ratings Study’s data, which accounted for every movie from Iron Man thaw Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man / Scott Lang is the MCU’s MVP. The character has the highest average monetary value per movie appearance in the franchise at $ 2.4 million and consistently scored well with critics across Metacritic, IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Black Widow, Falcon, Spider-Man and Iron Man round out the rest of the “Most Valuable MCU Character” list.

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Created by David Michelinie, Bob Layton and John Byrne, the character of Scott Lang first appeared in the Marvel Comics in 1979’s The Avengers # 181. He was the second person to take up the Ant-Man mantle. Since then, the hero has featured in his own solo adventures and as a part of iconic teams including the Avengers, Defenders, Heroes for Hire, Fantastic Four and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Scott has also appeared in several Marvel adaptations, including the animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes spirit Avengers Assemble and the video games Disney Infinity 3.0 spirit Marvel Contest of Champions.


The character made his debut in the MCU in 2015’s Ant-Man, which was directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On) and written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and Rudd. The 12th film in the franchise, it went on to gross over $ 500 million globally and win the Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture category at the Saturn Awards in 2016. It was also nominated for Favorite Movie at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Best Comedy at the Empire Awards and Best Actor in an Action Movie at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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Rudd subsequently reprised the role in three more MCU feature films: 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. His next appearance will be in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will premiere in early 2023. While several cast members have been confirmed, few details about the movie’s plot have been revealed; however, some information has leaked. Most notably, a fan-shot video suggests that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will include a musical montage.


Ant-Man and the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that feature Scott Lang are available to stream on Disney +.

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