A franchise is the word given to multiple versions of a business model. In the entertainment industry, a franchise is different movies that share the same world, or are part of the same series. Famous franchises include the Harry Potter series, which includes ten films and spin off films set in the same wizarding world of magic, but with different plots and characters. Harry Potter is one of the biggest and most successful franchises in the world. It began as a book series, but now the franchise also includes theatre productions, toys and games.

What is the biggest film franchise?

The biggest film franchise is the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it has a worth of 25.56 billion dollars. Other large film franchises include Star Wars, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the James Bond franchise. The Avengers, Fast and Furious, X-Men, Batman, and The Hobbit are also part of the largest franchises ever created.

What makes a film franchise?

A film franchise consists of a collection of films that are related in themes or stories released in a succession and share the same fictional universe and are marketed as a series. Film franchises often captivate large audiences and are sometimes adaptations of written stories. Film Franchises are created over multiple years.

What is the difference between a sequel and a spinoff?

The difference between a sequel and a spinoff is that a sequel is created to carry on with the original story with similar characters and universe as opposed to a spin-off where the show is inspired by the original show but can have any narrative.

Media Franchises Guides
Browse through our curated Media Franchises Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Media Franchises. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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5'11" | 1.81 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Admiral Ackbar
181.000
1983.00
38000
3D
Admiral Ackbar
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Anakin Skywalker
183.000
1999.00
93000
3D
Anakin Skywalker
Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
3D
Ant Man
BB-8
53000
26.5” | 67 cm
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
BB-8
67.000
2015.00
53000
3D
BB-8
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
3D
Baby Groot
16” | 40.5 cm
2019 (The Mandalorian)
Baby Yoda | Grogu
40.500
2019.00
122000
3D
Baby Yoda | Grogu
6’0" | 1.83 m
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Black Panther
183.000
1966.00
2300000
3D
Black Panther
5’5” | 1.64 m
Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Black Widow
164.000
1964.00
238000
3D
Black Widow
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 10, 1951
Bob Iger
185.000
1951.00
69800
3D
Bob Iger
Boba Fett
128000
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Boba Fett
183.000
1980.00
128000
3D
Boba Fett
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
3D
C-3PO
6’1” | 1.85 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Captain America
185.000
1941.00
422000
3D
Captain America
5’7” | 1.70 m
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Captain Marvel
170.000
1968.00
1900000
3D
Captain Marvel
6’7” | 2.01 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Captain Phasma
201.000
2015.00
46000
3D
Captain Phasma
Chewbacca
109000
7’6” | 2.29 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Chewbacca
229.000
1977.00
109000
3D
Chewbacca
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
3D
Corvus Glaive
6’5” | 1.96 m
2002 (Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Count Dooku
196.000
2002.00
42000
3D
Count Dooku
5’10” | 1.78 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Darth Maul
178.000
1999.00
133000
3D
Darth Maul
6’8” | 2.03 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Darth Vader
203.000
1977.00
215000
3D
Darth Vader
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
3D
Deadpool
6’0" | 1.83 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Doctor Strange
183.000
1963.00
154000
3D
Doctor Strange
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
3D
Drax
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
3D
Ebony Maw
5’10” | 1.78 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Emperor Palpatine
178.000
1980.00
107000
3D
Emperor Palpatine
Falcon
84000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Falcon
178.000
1969.00
84000
3D
Falcon
Finn
40000
5’10” | 1.78 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Finn
178.000
2015.00
40000
3D
Finn
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
3D
Gamora
6’1” | 1.85 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
General Armitage Hux
185.000
2015.00
27000
3D
General Armitage Hux
7’1” | 2.16 m
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
General Grievous
216.000
2005.00
77000
3D
General Grievous
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
3D
Ghost
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
3D
Groot
Han Solo
149000
6’1” | 1.85 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Han Solo
185.000
1977.00
149000
3D
Han Solo
Hawkeye
92000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Hawkeye
173.000
1964.00
92000
3D
Hawkeye
Hela
32000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)
Hela
1.750
1964.00
32000
3D
Hela
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
3D
Howard the Duck
Hulk
184000
8'2" | 2.5 m
Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Hulk
250.000
1962.00
184000
3D
Hulk
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
3D
Iron Man
5’9" | 1.75 m
12’9” | 3.9 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Jabba the Hutt
175.000
390.000
1983.00
86000
3D
Jabba the Hutt
6’0” | 1.83 m
2002 (Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Jango Fett
183.000
2002.00
41000
3D
Jango Fett
6’5” | 1.96 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Jar Jar Binks
196.000
1999.00
80000
3D
Jar Jar Binks
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker (Heath Ledger)
185.000
2008.00
37000
3D
Joker (Heath Ledger)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Batman (1989)
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
178.000
1989.00
51000
3D
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
5’8” | 1.73 m
Joker (2019)
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
173.000
2019.00
21000
3D
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
5’3” | 1.60 m
2016 (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jyn Erso
160.000
2016.00
45000
3D
Jyn Erso
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
3D
Korg
Kylo Ren
223000
6’3” | 1.90 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Kylo Ren
190.000
2015.00
223000
3D
Kylo Ren
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian
183.000
1980.00
60000
3D
Lando Calrissian
Loki
141000
6’2” | 1.88 m
Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Loki
188.000
1962.00
141000
3D
Loki
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Luke Skywalker
175.000
1977.00
133000
3D
Luke Skywalker
6’2” | 1.88 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Mace Windu
188.000
1999.00
43000
3D
Mace Windu
4’1” | 1.24 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Maz Kanata
124.000
2015.00
21000
3D
Maz Kanata
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
3D
Nick Fury
5’10” | 1.78 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
178.000
1977.00
21000
3D
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Odin
106000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Journey into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
Odin
1.730
1962.00
106000
3D
Odin
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
1.700
1998.00
25000
3D
Okoye
5’3” | 1.60 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Padmé Amidala
160.000
1999.00
55800
3D
Padmé Amidala
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
3D
Peggy Carter
5’9” | 1.75 m
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)
Pepper Potts | Rescue
1.750
1963.00
41000
3D
Pepper Potts | Rescue
5’8” | 1.72 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Poe Dameron
172.000
2015.00
38000
3D
Poe Dameron
5’1” | 1.55 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Princess Leia
155.000
1977.00
132000
3D
Princess Leia
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
3D
Proxima Midnight
6’4” | 1.93 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Qui-Gon Jinn
193.000
1999.00
39300
3D
Qui-Gon Jinn
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
1.800
1964.00
89000
3D
Quicksilver
R2-D2
77500
3’7” | 1.09 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
R2-D2
109.000
1977.00
77500
3D
R2-D2
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
1.880
1941.00
43000
3D
Red Skull
Rey
67000
5’7” | 1.70 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Rey
170.000
2015.00
67000
3D
Rey
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
3D
Rocket Raccoon
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
3D
Ronan the Accuser
5’2” | 1.57 m
2017 (Episode VII: The Last Jedi)
Rose Tico
157.000
2017.00
21000
3D
Rose Tico
5’6” | 1.68 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Scarlet Witch
168.000
1964.00
146000
3D
Scarlet Witch
Shuri
29000
5’5” | 1.64 m
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)
Shuri
1.640
2005.00
29000
3D
Shuri
5'7" | 1.70 m
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Spider-Man
170.000
1962.00
147000
3D
Spider-Man
Stan Lee
271000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)
Stan Lee
180.000
1922.00
271000
3D
Stan Lee
6’2” | 1.88 m
Marvel Preview #4 (January, 1976)
Star-Lord
188.000
1976.00
80000
3D
Star-Lord
5’11” | 1.80 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Stormtrooper
180.000
1977.00
65200
3D
Stormtrooper
7’ | 2.13 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Supreme Leader Snoke
213.000
2015.00
30000
3D
Supreme Leader Snoke
5’4” | 1.63 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Teenage Groot
163.000
2017.00
2300
3D
Teenage Groot
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
3D
Thanos
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
3D
Thor
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
3D
Ultron
Valkyrie
153000
5’4” | 1.63 m
The Avengers #83 (December 1970)
Valkyrie
163.000
1970.00
153000
3D
Valkyrie
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
1.750
1984.00
389000
3D
Venom
5’11” | 1.80 m
2017 (Episode VII: The Last Jedi)
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
180.000
2017.00
2800
3D
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
3D
Vision
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
1.750
1963.00
117000
3D
Vulture
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 5, 1901
Walt Disney
178.000
1901.00
189000
3D
Walt Disney
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
3D
War Machine
Wasp
121000
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Wasp
168.000
1963.00
121000
3D
Wasp
6’0" | 1.83 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Winter Soldier
183.000
1941.00
117000
3D
Winter Soldier
Wolverine
253000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Wolverine
1.910
1974.00
253000
3D
Wolverine
Wong
6400
5’10” | 1.78 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Wong
1.780
1963.00
6400
3D
Wong
Yoda
149000
26” | 66 cm
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Yoda
66.000
1980.00
149000
3D
Yoda
C-3PO
Pair of drawings of the front and back of C-3PO with label for height

C-3PO is a fictional droid and anxiety-ridden sidekick of the Skywalker family in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is a protocol droid meant to help with etiquette and other formalities, and speaks a variety of languages, including most droid languages and English, and serves as a helpful translator between his friend R2-D2 and the rest of the team. He is adverse to danger and thrives on recommending safer alternatives to notorious hot-headed Skywalker plans. In addition to providing comic relief, he looks after R2-D2 and the rest of the team, saving them on multiple occasions.

C-3PO, portrayed by Anthony Daniels in Star Wars, is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Multiple illustrations of C-3PO in various pointing poses
C-3PO is a fictional droid and anxiety-ridden sidekick of the Skywalker family in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is a protocol droid meant to help with etiquette and other formalities, and speaks a variety of languages that often save the team in dangerous situations.

C-3PO, portrayed by Anthony Daniels in Star Wars, is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Multiple illustrations of C-3PO in various pointing poses
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Species: Protocol Droid
Homeworld:
Tatooine
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance

Actor
Anthony Daniels
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Drawings include:
C-3PO front elevation (standing), back, side (pointing), front (pointing)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
Pair of drawings of Obi-Wan Kenobi standing with a label for height

Also known as Ben Kenobi, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the fictional mentor and Jedi master In the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Once Anakin Skywalker’s friend and Jedi trainer, after Anakin’s fall to the dark side and rise as Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi became a hermit on Tatooine. He lives in solitude near the farm where Luke grows up, and keeps a watchful eye over him until Luke is ready to fulfill his destiny. Obi-Wan is Luke Skywalker’s first introduction to the ways of the force, including giving Luke his father’s lightsaber. Even after his death, Obi-Wan’s spirit continues to guide Luke.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Alec Guinness in Star Wars, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Collection of illustrations of Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber
Also known as Ben Kenobi, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the fictional mentor and Jedi master In the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Once Anakin Skywalker’s friend and Jedi trainer, after Anakin’s fall to the dark side and rise as Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi became a hermit on Tatooine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Alec Guinness in Star Wars, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Collection of illustrations of Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Species: Human
Homeworld:
Stewjon
Affiliation: Jedi Order
Weapon: Lightsaber

Actor
Alec Guinness
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Drawings include:
Obi-Wan Kenobi front elevation (standing), front (hood), front (lightsaber), side (lightsaber attack), side (lightsaber defense)

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Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
Collection of drawings of the Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix, in assorted postures with measured height dimension

Arthur Fleck is a failed stand up comedian living in Gotham City in 1981. Framed by his co-worker, he was fired from his job. Arthur struggles with his mental health and is misunderstood by those around him. Losing access to medication and services, Arthur descends into insanity, angry at those who live with ease whilst so many people suffer. He takes on the identity of The Joker, and becomes a mass murderer, killing those who have wronged him. Arthur is known for his maniacal laughing, and love of dancing. He is portrayed by actor Joaquin Phoenix, who has received critical acclaim for his performance.

The Joker, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Arthur Fleck is a failed stand up comedian living in Gotham City in 1981. Arthur struggles with his mental health and is misunderstood by those around him. Losing access to medication and services, Arthur descends into insanity, angry at those who live with ease whilst so many people suffer.

The Joker, as portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019), is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
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Actor
Joaquin Phoenix
First Appearance
Joker (2019)

Drawings include:
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) walking elevation (front), side, dancing (side), dancing (front)

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Nick Fury
Pair of drawings of Nick fury standing in relaxed and dodging postures

Nick Fury is a spy and veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. operative that appears throughout Marvel Comics. Typically assumed to be the leader of the superhero counter-terrorism agency S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury is a master military tactician with a mysterious past as a war soldier and member of the C.I.A. Nick Fury debuted by Marvel in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 released in May, 1963 and first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Iron Man (2008).

Nick Fury is portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the MCU at a height of 6’2” (1.88 m), but is 6’1” (1.85 m) in the comics.

Elevation illustrations of Nick Fury in side profile with his hands on his hips and aiming a pistol
Nick Fury is a spy and veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. operative that appears throughout Marvel Comics. Typically assumed to be the leader of the superhero counter-terrorism agency S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury is a master military tactician with a mysterious past as a war soldier and member of the C.I.A.

Nick Fury is portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the MCU at a height of 6’2” (1.88 m), but is 6’1” (1.85 m) in the comics.

Elevation illustrations of Nick Fury in side profile with his hands on his hips and aiming a pistol
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Portrayed by (MCU): Samuel L. Jackson

Powers
Military strategist; longevity; armed and unarmed combat
Real Name
Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Fury
First Appearance
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)

Drawings include:
Nick Fury standing (front), standing (side), dodging, shooting

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Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s. She knows more than she usually lets on, and thus offers Rey guidance where she can, as well as giving Rey Luke’s lightsaber. She’s quick with a blaster and doesn’t back down from a fight. More than a thousand years old, she is the oldest being in the Star Wars franchise, usurping Yoda who was the previous record holder.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Maz Kanata measured with overall height
Maz Kanata is the fictional smuggler queen and mysterious spitfire in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She’s the owner of a castle on Takodana, well connected with the underworld of smugglers and outlaws, and an old friend of Han Solo’s.

Maz Kanata, portrayed by Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o, is 4 foot 1 inch (1.24 m) tall.

Collection of drawings of Maz Kanata measured with overall height
Maz Kanata
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4’1” | 1.24 m
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Motion captured by Lupita Nyong'o
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Drawings include:
Maz Kanata front, side, front (looking)

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