I've been looking over the MCU Phase 1 films and I noticed a very peculiar pattern. When I started to break it down, I came up with an idea so crazy it might just work! Well...what if I told you that all of the Avengers represented Jesus?
Crazy, right? Or is it? Maybe it is...this is Moviepilot, everything's crazy. Superman has a lot of symbolism suggesting that he is Jesus so the Avengers could do that too. Well I looked into it and noticed that these characters each have this sort of "resurrection" theme going on. This resurrection turns them into the saviors of the world we know as Avengers.
In Iron Man, Tony gets hit by shrapnel from a missile being set off right next to him. This is essentially his "crucifixion" while his time as a hostage was the three days he spent in hell before coming back into society reborn. Tony starts off as this egotistical Dickensian (see how I added in the "ensian") and after his "death", he becomes a hero.
In the Incredible Hulk, Bruce gets a full dose of Gamma radiation which essentially kills him until he is brought back as the Hulk. Even though it might not seem like it at times, Hulk is a hero and savior.
In Thor, the titular character is banished from Asgard (the crucifixion), becomes stranded in New Mexico as a mortal (the three days in hell) and finally regains the power of Thor when he proves himself worthy (the resurrection).
In The First Avenger, Captain America crash lands into ice (the crucifixion), becomes frozen several decades (the three days in hell) and was finally thawed out of the ice in present day (the resurrection).
Is it all just one big coincidence that these guys seemingly die and then come back stronger than ever? I don't know, I'm not a psychic. I'm just saying that considering the theme of resurrection and responsibility, it's quite likely that Feige made some connection to Jesus.
Let the haters roll out! Due to the themes in this article, I would be disappointed if there wasn't someone who called me "idiot" in the comments. Have a good day!