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Trevor Thompson
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Posted: 15 January 2019 at 5:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I don’t recall much people knowing who Daredevil, Dr Strange,Wasp, Quicksilver, Iron Man or any X-Men was quite a few years ago. Seems like quite a few people do, albeit the movie versions.
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Shawn, thank you! 

While I enjoy the scenario that Brian paints of that initial pitch, Iron Man was going to get made eventually, one way or another. Not only had Stan Lee been beating the drum for an IM film for decades, but after the success of Robocop, there was a demand and a visible window into what such a film might look like. Marvel no doubt assembled the correct team to put that project together. And Downey might have raised a few eyebrows when it came to insuring the film, but the movies he had made overall did well and were critically acclaimed. There may have been some finger-crossing and I would imagine surprise that he took something so mainstream, but the gamble, if it was one, paid off. The project and the star hit one another at exactly the right time for both of them. Maybe a bit more of that Marvel Serendipity? 

Overall, a good example of what happens when you build right from the ground up, plan for success, and swing for the fences rather than hedging your bets. 

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I've loved Iron Man since I was a kid, but, even then, I knew that he was never quite an A-list character. I was very pleased to see him propelled into the top tier with that first movie. And I well remember coming out of that movie feeling extremely satisfied by how the character had been treated.



...although I'm kind of annoyed that Iron Man seems, more and more, to be supplanting Spider-Man as Marvel's top character and corporate mascot. That doesn't feel right.
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Brian Rhodes
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Right. Spider-Man was kinda the go-to guy to bring new heroes into the Marvel fold for years. 

In the MCU, that role has fallen to Iron Man...even bringing in...Spider-Man!


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I am very much not happy with Spider-Man being treated as essentially a B-list sidekick within the MCU.

In-universe, he’s a small-fry compared to the likes of the Avengers, yes, but to have him basically serving as Stark’s Junior Avenger mentee within his own films, well... 
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Robert Bradley, it was called Avengers Assemble in the
UK, to try to avoid confusion with the 60`s tv series.
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I sent the CNBC article over to a few friends of mine when it showed up on the CNBC web site.
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That article is written by someone who has no clue who are A list & who are B list. Nor does it have a clue who civilians would recognise.

It uses Guardians as an example of an A list property. Really? I remember when people were asking where the photo of the Racoon with a gun had come from because no one knew who Rocket Racoon was.

The public could name less than 10 super heroes before Marvel kicked things off in 2008, they certainly wouldn’t have been able to name most of the ones Marvel has now made a success. Let’s face it, before the X-Men films, they wouldn’t have known who Wolverine was.

The article is badly written, badly researched & exactly what I would expect of such an article about comics written by a civilian.
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 James Woodcock wrote:
It uses Guardians as an example of an A list property. Really? I remember when people were asking where the photo of the Racoon with a gun had come from because no one knew who Rocket Racoon was.

There’s plenty of things wrong with the article, but this was not one of them. The Guardians were an example of “also-ran” characters succeeding. 


Edited by Michael Roberts on 16 January 2019 at 11:26pm
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My mistake, sorry. I think I’d gone into speed read mode by then
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