Steve Jobs was known to be rather critical of many things, and ever since Disney bought Pixar, the Apple Co-founder has been one of the biggest shareholders of the company. Back in 2010, when Marvel released Iron Man 2, it was rather a niche movie according to the audience, but they were not alone.
Jobs too felt the movie to be lackluster and in much harsher words, “Sucked.” To him, the movie was much lower than what he had expected. Much like the lowest-ranked MCU movies to date, Iron Man 2 still holds a position in the list. However, for the former Apple CEO to point it out, is a different story altogether.
Steve Jobs Speaks Up Against Iron Man 2
In Bob Iger’s 2019 memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, he revealed that after watching the movie, Steve Jobs had gone out of his way to call him and tell him how much he had disliked the movie.
When Iron Man 2 came out, Steve [Jobs] took his son to see it and call me the next day. ‘I took Reed to see Iron Man 2 last night,’ he said. ‘It sucked.’
Jobs had gone out with his son to watch the movie and had returned disappointed seeing the sequel to Marvel’s big break. Being the critic that he was, he expressed his concern about the movie. Even though he is known for his Iphones and Ipads, he plays a big role for Disney Pixar by being one of their biggest shareholders.
Bob Iger needed to hear this in person. After listening to Steve Jobs’ concerns, Iger reacted by highlighting the movie’s potential for success and informing Steve Jobs that he wasn’t the intended audience.
Marvel’s Comeback From Iron Man 2
Although Iron Man 2 was one of the MCU’s lowest-receiving movies, it still managed to make a total of $623.9 million worldwide. Movies like Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Love and Thunder, Eternals, The Incredible Hulk, and even Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Of Madness made it to the list.
It is no question that after the sequel to Iron Man, the MCU’s quality of content increased by a lot, with all of its Avengers movies, Spider-Man movies, and many more. Robery Downey Jr.‘s big break made the MCU what it is today. Would Jobs’ have liked the franchise as it is today, would probably be a question that shall remain unanswered.
However, it would only be a matter of time before Marvel picks up its pieces, listens to what the fans have to say, and gives them their very best, or perhaps, what they already have in store for us.
Source: Cinema Blend