Re: What would have happened if Avengers failed?
It was a pretty big catalyst. It's a comic franchise a lot of people thought would be impossible to translate to live action, and whether you like what Whedon did or not, he managed to do it faithfully for the most part. Now others in Hollywood know something of that scope can be done and have it make money.
No actor is above criticism.
Who the **** makes a movie and while planning it is like, "you know what this needs...is some Greg Kinnear."