While Kevin Feige, who is the current head of the MCU, has since become associated with the studio’s continued astronomical success, it was actually a very intuitive man named David Maisel who constructed the foundation for its fantastical metamorphosis into the filmmaking powerhouse it is now. However, before everything fell into place and the proof was put on big-screen display, Maisel faced serious opposition to his plans by none other than the studio board itself, and it was an uphill battle to not only get the film he wanted to launch, but the actor he wanted to help make it all happen. Per a new interview with The New Yorker, Maisel discussed how his credit for bringing forth Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr at the helm has gone largely unnoticed.
David Maisel revealed how his vision for what would become the MCU was fiercely opposed by the studio, particularly about bringing RDJ aboard. Read More