MCU alum Robert Downey Jr. revealed the biggest things he misses about working on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
RDJ Misses the MCU
Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. broke down four points he misses about the MCU, after his decade-long tenure with the franchise came to an end in Avengers: Endgame.
Downey told Deadline that he fondly looks back on “being in the trenches” with Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige. The actor then listed off three more notable segments of his MCU journey (1.”The Beginning”; 2. “The Middle”; 3. “The End”) that he also misses the most:
“What I miss most? Being in the trenches with Kevin Feige throughout; the beginning, with Jon Favreau, it’s like a beautiful dream now; the middle, with Shane Black on Iron Man 3, we’d just had Exton and shot it mostly in Wilmington NC. It was idyllic and subversive. And The End, when I realized I’d made so many close friends in the MCU cast, and the Russo Brothers helping me embrace Tony’s arc.”
He also addressed the Iron Man audition process, noting that despite many of the Marvel Studios brass not wanting Downey for the role, director Jon Favreau “[pushed] for [him]” and “knew he had to play the politics or he would have no leverage moving forward:”
“Another full circle story. I exchanged my previous obsession with an obsession for this role and landing it, and lest we forget, it was Favreau who was pushing for me but knew he had to play the politics or he would have no leverage moving forward.”
The iconic actor then brought up what his father (iconic Hollywood director Robert Downey Sr.) thought of him taking on the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man, remarking that the first Iron Man film was much like “a big budget Sr. movie:”
“Then we proceeded to launch a historic run of what is now the cinematic universe with Favreau and I essentially doing our version of a big budget Sr. movie. With all the templates of a genre film, with our intention of making it as marketable as possible.”
This story is developing. Please check back for updates…