How the McU Was Made: ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ and How That Thanos Scene Happened

First, there was an idea.

While press surrounding 2008’s Iron Man brought up the notion of an Avengers movie as a possibility, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige downplayed it a bit, noting that these first few movies had to work in order to get to The Avengers.

Well, they worked.

And they worked considerably well.

Iron Man was a huge success; Iron Man 2 was a huge financial success; and Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger launched franchises for new heroes.

Only The Incredible Hulk felt like something of a failure, but even then it was quickly brushed …

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