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MCU Rewind: ‘Iron Man’ Set the Stage for a Big Universe by Focusing on Individual Characters

The first official Marvel Studios film, 2008’s Iron Man directed by Jon Favreau, was almost a disaster. The studio didn’t want Robert Downey Jr. to take on the role, mostly because of his tumultuous private life. The character wasn’t all that well-known, and of the “gods” in the Marvel pantheon he wasn’t the most impressive. When…

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Joshua M. Patton

Joshua M. Patton

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