If you weren't alive or watching movies before Iron Man premiered in 2008, you may not know about the absolute dearth of options for fans of comic book super heroes at the cineplex. Sure, there were a handful of standouts in the genre, classics like ‘Superman: The Movie’ and ‘Batman Returns’, as well as more recent classics like ‘X-Men’ and ‘Spider-Man 2’… But for every one of those examples, you had something like ‘Catwoman’ where barely resembling the popular Batman character was the LEAST of it's problems… Or ‘Daredevil’, Ben Affleck's first mediocre attempt at scowling in a stupid outfit. 

But everything changed after Robert Downey Jr put on that robot suit, and brought super heroes to absolute box office saturation. Now every time you turn on your television or look at movie listings, there's an ocean of spandex-clad heroes punching bad guys in the Marvel universe. Here are some of our favorite facts about the movies we can't seem to escape from. 

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