Originally Posted by TomPiltoff
Uh no it wasn't, not the way you're implying.
The Avengers was definitely rushed behind the scenes, I absolutely agree that it's a miracle this movie isn't a disaster. From what I understand it was an Iron Man 2-esque pace, no room for error or course correction.
The wheels were not in motion during Iron Man, but there was definetely a plan, the seeds of what eventually became The Avengers were already there.
The fact that Avengers is a sequel to 5 different movies, all of them interconnected between, is proof enough that there was an elaborate plan behind the scenes.
I don't understand what the 'rushed behind the scenes' means anyway.