Avengers: Endgame completes one year and the echo of Robert Downey Jr AKA Tony Stark’s snap still resounds in our minds. He exclaimed, “I am Iron Man” and that snap took away our favourite superhero from us. But, what if he returns in the future?
What if the brilliant minds at Marvel find a way to bring back Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man back to the screen? Will you be happy about it or are there some reservations to your thoughts? Well, Avengers: Endgame co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently re-watched the film through Comicbook’s Quarantine Watch Party.
Answering a question in Reelblend Podcast, Russo Brothers have opened up about the rumours of Robert Downey Jr returning as Iron Man. He was asked if they’ll be happy to see him back on screen after Avengers: Endgame.
The Russo brothers, director of Avengers: Endgame combinedly stated, “We’ve always said this and we’ve believed this. Stakes have to be real. If they are not real, then you know… the audience’s emotional investment in those moments, with those characters, and the narrative is contingent upon them feeling like there’s something to be lost. In all of our storytelling…in those Marvel movies… a lot of those stories are difficult. We wanted to commit very hard to that idea. To answer your question, I think like… in the context of that, it depends how he was brought back.”
They also added, “It depends what the storytelling is. It’s certainly something that has to be earned. It’s certainly something that has to surprise and shock audiences. You can’t simply just bring him back. There would have to be a really compelling, innovative, unpredictable narrative event to find your way there, in order for it to be worth it.”