Originally Posted by JB-the-Hunter
Stop acting like The Avengers doesn't count for anything. In the eyes of the general audience The Avengers is Iron Man 3's predecessor, not Iron Man 2. And you want historical evidence? The Avengers is THE THIRD BIGGEST FILM OF ALL-TIME DOMESTICALLY AND WORLDWIDE. The Avengers is, as you say, "the turning point."
The Avengers and Iron Man have a completely different relationship than TDK and TDKR, obviously. I never said the Avengers didn't count for anything. I'm saying that it's not going to take Iron Man individually from being a 600 mill franchise to a billion franchise.