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
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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
Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious
Set of illustrations of Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious in various poses measured with overall height

Darth Sidious, also known as Emperor Palpatine or the Emperor, is a fictional Sith Master and Emperor of the Galaxy in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. The mentor and master of Darth Vader, Darth Sidious destroys the Jedi order and brings evil to the galaxy through both sides of his double life. Once a part of Queen Amidala’s inner circle, Darth Sidious traded his original mentee Darth Maul for Darth Vader as part of his rise to the top, while orchestrating the overthrow of the government from the inside and eventually naming the Jedi enemies of the state.

Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious, portrayed by Ian McDiarmid, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Darth Sidious, also known as Emperor Palpatine or the Emperor, is a Sith Master and Emperor of the Galaxy in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. The mentor and master of Darth Vader, Darth Sidious destroys the Jedi order and brings evil to the galaxy through both sides of his double life.

Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious, portrayed by Ian McDiarmid, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
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Actor
Ian McDiarmid
First Appearance
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)

Drawings include:
Emperor Palpatine | Darth Sidious front (standing), side (front), fighting

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Pepper Potts | Rescue
Set of drawings comparing the height of Pepper Potts to other MCU characters

Pepper Potts also known as Virginia Potts is a fictional CEO of Stark Industries, ally to the Avengers, and Tony Stark’s significant other in Iron Man, The Avengers and the extended Marvel franchise. Originally Tony’s assistant, she rises through the ranks to CEO as she proves herself more than knowledgeable enough to run the company. Her and Tony slowly fall in love and have a daughter named Morgan. Usually without physical powers (though brilliant at problem solving), she dons a powered suit to give her the same abilities as Iron Man in the final battle against Thanos.

Pepper Potts is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Pepper Potts is 5’4” (1.63 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Pepper Potts in assorted poses
Pepper Potts also known as Virginia Potts is a fictional CEO of Stark Industries, ally to the Avengers, and Tony Stark’s significant other in Iron Man, The Avengers and the extended Marvel franchise. Originally Tony’s assistant, she rises through the ranks to CEO as she proves herself.

Pepper Potts is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Pepper Potts is 5’4” (1.63 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Pepper Potts in assorted poses
Pepper Potts | Rescue
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
5’4” | 1.63 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Gwyneth Paltrow

Powers
Rescue (Iron Man armor); flight; energy projection
Real Name
Virginia Potts
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)

Drawings include:
Pepper Potts front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian is a fictional smuggler-turned-hero and former captain of the Millennium Falcon in the extended Star Wars franchise. Once a high roller addicted to get-rich-quick schemes, Lando plays an important role in the Rebel Alliance’s destruction of the second Death Star. He turns his life around by becoming administrator of Cloud City, but continues to double cross anyone foolish enough to cut a deal with him, from his old friend Han Solo to Darth Vader himself. He is known not only for his rugged past but also for his keen fashion sense and seemingly endless wardrobe.

Lando Calrissian, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams, is 6’0” | 1.83 m tall. Young Lando Calrissian is portrayed by Donald Glover at 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Lando Calrissian in various poses measured with overall height
Lando Calrissian is a fictional smuggler-turned-hero and former captain of the Millennium Falcon in the extended Star Wars franchise. Once a high roller addicted to get-rich-quick schemes, Lando plays an important role in the Rebel Alliance’s destruction of the second Death Star.

Lando Calrissian, portrayed by Billy Dee Williams, is 6’0” | 1.83 m tall. Young Lando Calrissian is portrayed by Donald Glover at 5’9” (1.75 m).

Set of illustrations of Lando Calrissian in various poses measured with overall height
Lando Calrissian
Height:
6’0” | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
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Area:
Actor
Billy Dee Williams, Donald Glover (5’9” | 1.75 m)
First Appearance
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)

Drawings include:
Lando Calrissian front (posing), front (blaster), front (walking)

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Proxima Midnight
Series of scaled illustrations of Proxima Midnight compared to various related Marvel characters

Proxima Midnight is a fictional supervillain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. One of Thanos’s most loyal followers, she uses her lethal skills to fight for his cause, including playing a role in Thanos acquiring the Space Stone. She has no superpowers, but is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and swordsmanship, though her weapon of choice is a spear that she can summon back after throwing it at her enemies. She is killed first when she’s launched into the path of one of her own army’s Threshers, and then again when Tony Stark disintegrates Thanos’s army with the infinity stones.

Proxima Midnight is portrayed by Carrie Coon in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Proxima Midnight is 6’6” (1.98 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Proxima Midnight with labeled height
Proxima Midnight is a fictional supervillain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. One of Thanos’s most loyal followers, she uses her lethal skills to fight for his cause, including playing a role in Thanos acquiring the Space Stone.

Proxima Midnight is portrayed by Carrie Coon in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Proxima Midnight is 6’6” (1.98 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Proxima Midnight with labeled height
Proxima Midnight
Height:
5’5” | 1.64 m
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Height (Comics)
6’6” | 1.98 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Carrie Coon

Powers
Spear weapon; energy blasts; possession; superhuman traits
Real Name
First Appearance
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)

Drawings include:
Proxima Midnight front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Poe Dameron

Poe Dameron is the fictional resistance commander of the starfighter corps in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is BB-8’s owner, and he helps Finn escape life as a Storm Trooper, inadvertently recruiting him (and by extension Rey) to the resistance cause. Known for his ‘punch first, ask questions later’ attitude, he’s an important solider in the fight for the galaxy’s freedom, even if he’s prone to rushing into situations over his head. A talented pilot and strategist, it is his attack that destroys the Starkiller Base, but he is also not above leading a coup if it’s what he believes is best for the resistance.

Poe Dameron, portrayed by Oscar Isaac, is 5 foot 8 inches (1.72 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Poe Dameron in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Poe Dameron is the fictional resistance commander of the starfighter corps in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is BB-8’s owner, and he helps Finn escape life as a Storm Trooper, inadvertently recruiting him (and by extension Rey) to the resistance cause.

Poe Dameron, portrayed by Oscar Isaac, is 5 foot 8 inches (1.72 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Poe Dameron in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Poe Dameron
Height:
5’8” | 1.72 m
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Actor
Oscar Isaac
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Drawings include:
Poe Dameron front (casual), front (pilot), walking (front; pilot)

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