4. Putting Kevin Feige in Charge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
There's an old saying about success having many fathers, and while many people did indeed create the circumstances for Marvel Studios to launch in 2008, studio president Kevin Feige has been the face and ringmaster of the groundbreaking move. He is, above all, a fan, and his knowledge of the vast Marvel canon gives him the ability to orchestrate the movies with dexterity and passion. Feige know the stories and his audience, and has found a way to be faithful to and respectful of both while continuing to make good movies. It's quite the hat trick.