From Cave to Space: Iron Man’s Legacy

When Marvel Studios was casting for Iron Man in 2006, Jon Favreau—who was hired to direct the first film of the nascent movie studio just months before—wanted to cast reformed Hollywood bad boy Robert Downey Jr. to play the titular character. Kevin Feige (then only second in command in the Marvel Studios hierarchy) strongly supported…

To Infinity – Spider-Man: Homecoming

It is a miracle in itself that Spider-Man was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It really only became possible after Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out to be a complete disaster. Marvel Studios would learn from the mistakes of the past Spider-Man franchises, ensuring Homecoming would become the best Spider-Man story since Sam Raimi’s…

To Infinity – Iron Man

With the release of Avengers: Infinity War now less than a month away, I thought it was time to revisit and freshen up on the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.  This franchise has become my favorite series of films, surpassing even the likes of Star Wars for me. This is not only…