Let's Read Some Old, Incredibly Wrong Comments About Marvel Movies

With Avengers: Infinity War opening almost exactly 10 years after the release of 2008's Iron Man (and preparing to become one of the biggest box office smashes in history), the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built something never before seen - a franchise of franchises. The interconnected world of superhero movies overseen by studio head Kevin Feige has become such a monumental achievement in both financial and critical successes that pretty much everyone else  rushed to try  to replicate the success of the MCU (hint: they have all...not quite done it). There hasn't been a single flop or bomb in the MCU across nearly 20 films - and many of them stand as some of the highest-grossing and MOST critically acclaimed blockbusters in recent history.

But people didn't always have so much faith that Feige's ambitious vision would pan out.

To celebrate this occasion, we dove back into some forums and comment sections of MCU news items to find some of the most egregious doubters, just to illustrate how different things look now...



On Jon Favreau as the director of Iron Man:

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On Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark:

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On Chris Evans as Captain America:

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On Chris Hemsworth as Thor:

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On Edward Norton's participation in Avengers:

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On the Avengers and universe-building:

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Personally, I'm a big believer in admitting when you were insanely wrong. Hopefully all of these commenters have learned a few things. Until then, let's prepare to regret all of our CURRENT comments about what new thing is going to suck! Because, hey, who seriously thought the MCU would actually work out?