Welcome back to Franchise Me! This week we are here to talk about the Avenger Initiative as we start Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and break down the film "Iron Man." We discuss the perfect casting of Robert Downey Jr., the simplicity of the films spectacle, and how this helped shape the MCU as we know it. Share your thoughts and opinions with us on Twitter and Instagram @FranchiseMePod, see our rankings on Letterboxed (FranchiseMe) and email us at FranchiseMePod@gmail.com. Keep an eye out for our monthly bonus series "A Year in Franchises" where we break down all the franchises that came out in a specific year. Check out our website franchisemepodcast.com to see all of our episodes and more.