Ever since Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a juggernaut of the industry, has inspired studios trying the same shared universe method, and has seen a ridiculous amount of success. Of course, the franchise isn't perfect, but there have been very few mistakes or misses over the course of its 23 movies.
Marvel Studios found a way to produce one of the most compelling narratives ever told through the medium of cinema, spanned across more than a decade, combining a handful of properties to create something truly unique.
The MCU is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best franchises in the world, but could it have been better? With every movie made there are tonnes of ideas that wind up on the cutting room floor, and never quite make it into the final cut, and with a lore so deep and rich as that which is available to Kevin Feige and co., there was always going to be some incredible ideas that, for whatever reason, never came to fruition.
Many of these concepts were left out of the final product for good reason, but there are some amazing plans the MCU left behind, and we're left scratching our heads as to why.
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