Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Feige, mostly. Favreau, second.
It was Favs who took the bold step to cast RDJ as a superhero, and to take a new non-Burton/Nolanesque approach to the genre. More importantly, he's the one who came up with the idea of using SLJ in the Nick Fury cameo at the end of the movie, and urging Kevin Feige to actually develop a shared film universe.
But Feige has been the one who's responsible for the logistics of bringing all this together, and he's done an outstanding job, with an eye towards genuine respect for the source material and fandom.
I had no idea Favreau was the one who pushed Feige to develop a shared universe, I was under the impression that was Feige's goal from the start. Where'd you hear it was Favs who spear headed that?