Originally Posted by BigThor
RDJ sure gets alot more credit than Evans or Chris H., but honestly I think we'd be at pretty much the same place if Cap or Thor were the first MCU film.
Not really. Keep in mind the Hulk came out the year after Iron Man and wasn't as well received. Even now when people mention phase one they often omit that film. If it wasn't for him sharing the same continuity with the Hulk in Avengers that film would just be another foot note like the first Hulk movie. RDJ and Iron man really put people on notice that Marvel Studios was ready for action. While the other films were really well done I think if not for the success of Iron Man mainly credited to RDJ and Fav we would've just had another mediocre comic movie with a cult following but little to no lasting impact.