Re: Who deserves the most credit for MCU: Phase One success?
Many people deserve the credit, but imo The Avengers could've failed, maybe not commercials but critically, if not for Whedon's writing and direction. The whole ensemble movie could've easily have gotten overblown and oversaturated under a different director or a bad script, so I think Whedon deserves the most credit for pulling it off, and done it in spades.
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