DC on the other hand was on a hot streak of horrible films
Uh and Marvel wasn't?
List of crappy Marvel movies:
Ghost Rider 1/2
X-men 3... and 1
Fantastic 4 1/2
The Punisher 1/2
Iron Man 2/3
FA:Captain America... yes it is a crappy movie
Thor... yes it is a crappy movie and the worst out of the Avengers films. But I'm not getting into that or I'll rant for 4 hours. That being said I do think the new one has promise.
And as far as Marvel went in "setting up the scenario," they showed a cube in Thor for one second and said, "oh, oh, look, look, that's important." Then made it the weapon in FA:CA
Also this statement:
Marvel HAD to do it that way though because almost no one outside of the world of comic book readers had heard of characters like Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and Black Widow before.
Is actually true. Why? Noticed that most of those movies that I listed, Marvel/Disney doesn't own the movie rights to. That's why Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are not to be mentioned as mutants in Avengers:AoU and X-men:DoFP can't mention the Avengers. The Avengers is the only thing Disney and Marvel had left it the bag. Why? Because Fantastic Four, X-men, Spider-man have always been more popular than anyone from the original Avengers.