The movie was a huge hit, stealing the thunder from the final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, crowding theaters, filling Disney’s coffers, and leaving every other studio scrambling to make their own cinematic universe that could culminate in a crossover movie event.
Focusing on financial returns ignores a crucial element of the McU's success: every bit of talent is carefully vetted, wooed, and assembled.
It’s not just about getting the best writers or directors or stars, it’s also about getting ones that can, for better or worse, pull off Marvel’s mission.
It goes without saying that the actors who lead their own franchises — Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman — have made the Avengers movies what they are.
However, not every