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MCU Rewind: Thor, Marvel’s Make-It or Break-It Moment, Worked Because of Its Shakespearean Street Cred

Every Phase 1 Marvel film represents a huge gamble by the studio, but if they were ever going to fall flat on their faces, it would have been with Thor. (Arguably they did, but we’ll talk about The Dark World later.) What makes this film the linchpin for Phase 1 is that it was the first time that the newly-formed…