You And Steve Jobs Have Something In Common!: He Also Thought ‘Iron Man 2’ Sucked
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the most successful movie franchises of all-time in the last decade, people often forget that the MCU got off to quite a bumpy start outside of Iron Man.
Following the release of Iron Man in 2008 and prior to the premiere of The Avengers in 2012, Marvel Studios rattled off The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, which is not exactly a murderer’s row of filmmaking, especially when compared to the rest of the MCU.
And as it turns out, you aren’t the only one who wasn’t a huge fan of some of the early Marvel Cinematic Universe entries, as some of the most powerful people on the planet also took issue with the beginnings of the MCU.
In an excerpt from Bob Iger’s recently-released book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, the Disney CEO revealed that — similar to you and I — legendary Apple visionary Steve Jobs also thought Iron Man 2 sucked.
When Iron Man 2 came out, Steve took his son to see it and called me the next day,” Iger wrote. “‘I took Reed to see Iron Man 2 last night,’ he said. ‘It sucked.'”
In his book, Iger goes to acknowledge that even he knew that Iron Man 2 was far from an Oscar-winning film but that, still, he “couldn’t let him feel he was right all the time.” As a result, while simultaneously respecting Jobs’ opinion, Iger defended the film as a financial success. [ScreenRant]
There you have it, folks, Steve Jobs — he was just like the rest of us (minus the human history-shifting vision and Tony Stark-like intelligence).
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