The Avengers Decoded: The Makings of a Marvelous Movie Franchise

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IRON MAN (2008) 

The true tent pole of The Avengers franchise is the original Iron Man film, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as billionaire playboy Tony Starks/Iron Man. The film provided a resurgence of Downey’s career and fans’ hope for a superhero super-movie on the horizon. Also starring Terrence Howard, Iron Man made a whopping $318,412,101 domestically and an additional $266,762,121 internationally, bringing the film’s total haul to over $585 million.

IRON MAN (2008)

The true tent pole of The Avengers franchise is the original Iron…