Disney CEO Bob Iger Reveals Steve Jobs’ Harsh Words For ‘Iron Man 2’

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Bob Iger revealed the harsh criticism the late Steve Jobs had for Iron Man 2 in his memoir The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

In his recently released memoir, Bob Iger reflected on his experiences as the CEO of The Walt Disney and one of the many topics covered was his relationship with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. As Bob Iger explained, Steve Jobs was instrumental in helping Disney acquire Marvel by easing the apprehensions of then-CEO Ike Perlmutter.

However, it appears Steve Jobs was not a fan of the first Marvel Studios film released following Disney’s acquisition, Iron Man 2. As Bob Iger recalls, Steve Jobs, who was a Disney board member and the company’s largest shareholder, called him to share his harsh opinion on Iron Man 2 after taking his son to see the film:

“When Iron Man 2 came out, Steve [Jobs] took his son to see it and called me the next day. […] ‘I took Reed to see Iron Man 2 last night,’ he said. ‘It sucked.'”

Bob Iger wrote that pointed out how Iron Man was proving to be a success during his conversation with Steve Jobs. However, the Disney CEO admitted that he was aware of Iron Man 2‘s shortcomings and simply didn’t want to give Steve Jobs the satisfaction of being right at the time:

“Well thank you. It’s done about $75 million in business. It’s going to do a huge number this weekend. I don’t take your criticism lightly, Steve, but it’s a success, and you’re not the audience.” (I knew Iron Man 2 was nobody’s idea of an Oscar winner, but I just couldn’t let him feel he was right all of the time.)”

Of course, Steve Jobs and Bob Iger are not the only one to have a low opinion of Iron Man 2. Upon its release and even to this day, Iron Man 2 is widely regarded as one of the weakest entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series.

After over a decade, Iron Man’s journey concluded with the release of Avengers: Endgame, which you can now rewatch on all home media formats.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Source: The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (via ComicBook.com)

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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