Robert Downey Jr. has become very attached to the Iron Man character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s even open to reprising the role in the future.
In the new behind-the-scenes tell all, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo opened up about the moment they informed the actor of Iron Man’s fate. They said his reaction was affirmation of their work.
“When we started winding down the pitch, and getting to his death, Robert started crying. And when we were done, he said, ‘That’s f*cking awesome.’ That’s when we knew that we had to do it. Because he felt it.”
The MCU continues to thrive, mostly on the wings of the sensationally popular Avengers franchise. The new book was released on October 19 and offers fans a deep dive into the making of the hugely popular film metaverse. Anthony Russo talked about how the pitch was make or break for the character.
“What we wanted to do is communicate the entire pitch to Robert, to sort of take his temperature on it, because he had so much creative ownership over the character. We were like, ‘If Robert gets this, if Robert feels this, then we know we’re in a good place.'”
It sounds like he felt it. The movie and Downey’s performance were a huge success. With or without Robert Downey Jr., the MCU continues on. There have been several recent delays for films in the series. There is still no word on whether or not Downey will return as Iron Man.
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