Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man was the first superhero film made by the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008. With Avengers: Endgame, his journey as the superhero ended in 2019. From the first film itself, RDJ proved why he’s best suited to play Tony Stark.
In Avengers: Endgame, Downey Jr’s character sacrificed his life to kill Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. However, the actor wasn’t pleased with Iron Man’s death initially. Our Avengers: Endgame trivia #37 today is about RDJ’s reaction to his character’s fate in the film.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Russo revealed that RDJ had mixed emotions about Iron Man’s death. However, in MCU, the actors don’t have much opinion about what happens to their characters. Anthony stated, “We did pitch Robert his arc because he kicked off the entire MCU. The Tony Stark arc is the longest and perhaps fullest in the MCU. Once we decided we wanted this kind of ending for the character, we certainly wanted to make sure Robert was comfortable with it, just because of his enormous contribution to the MCU. We did pitch it out. We went over to meet with him and we pitched it out to him.”
The Avengers: Endgame director further shared, “A lot of the actors are not opinionated about what we do. They like the fact that we are sort of in control of these stories and we are driving where they should go and we have a vision for where they should go and they trust in that. I think Downey may have had mixed emotions about thinking about [where Tony Stark ends up in Endgame], but I think at the end of the day, he totally accepted it.”
Robert Downey Jr might have finally accepted to be okay with Iron Man’s death in Avengers: Endgame, but his fans are still unhappy. A lot of MCU fans feel that instead of Tony Stark, it should have been either Captain America or Captain Marvel to wield the infinity gauntlet to kill Thanos.
This was our Avengers trivia for today. We’ll share another interesting fact about your favourite film tomorrow.