20Phase 1: Iron Man - Tony “Reins” Supreme
As the MCU kicked off, fans were incredibly excited to see what this universe was going to hold. In the opening minutes of seeing how Tony Stark's story would unfold, grammar nerds all came out of their hiding places to point out a glaring error. It is a blink-and-its-gone type
of error, but it cannot be unseen.
When introducing Tony Stark's accomplishments, a magazine cover says that he has taken “the reigns” of Stark enterprises. While this is very exciting for Tony, it is not the proper way to say this. Tony would either be “reigning” over the company or taking the “reins.” These words are homonyms, which are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Fans were excited to see Iron Man on the big screen for the first time, but someone should have caught this error in production.