Sony and Marvel/Disney are finally bringing Spider-Man and the Avengers back together.
I give all due credit to my brother-in-law for pointing out to me something that I hadn’t been perceptive enough to notice before: that Tony Stark/Iron Man is possibly the only superhero whose true identity is scarcely a secret to the world.
“Tentpole” is hardly the word for The Avengers. Depending on how you slice it up, more than $1 billion went into the making of this particular fanboy event. So, no, it’s no “tentpole.” It’s the Big Frickin’ Top.