Robert Downey Jr. reveals what he misses most about being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Actor Robert Downey Jr. made his first film appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 when he played the red and gold armored hero in Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau. Since then he would appear in a total of 11 movies featuring billionaire genius Tony Stark. He starred in three solo Iron Man films, one Captain America (Civil War) film, and four Avengers films, making Tony one of the most integral and central characters in the MCU.
After 11 Years In The MCU, Downey Jr. Is Leaving The Franchise avengers: endgame From 2019, when his character sacrificed his life in the final battle against Thanos. However, even after Tony’s death, he continues to dominate the MCU. His sacrifice is frequently referenced in later Marvel films. And his influence still lives on, as we’ll have two upcoming series that revolve around his character’s legacy, Ironheart and Armor Wars.
In an interview for Deadline, Robert Downey Jr. revealed what he misses most about being a part of UCM:
“What do I miss most? Being in the trenches with Kevin Feige all the time. Starting with Jon Favreau feels like a beautiful dream now. In between, with Shane Black in Iron Man 3, we had Exton and we Shot it mostly in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was delightful and devastating. And the end, when I realized I’d made so many close friends in the MCU cast, and the Russo brothers helped me embrace Tony’s arc.
The actor also spoke about Quentin Tarantino’s latest statements
Robert Downey Jr also talked about this in the interview Quentin Tarantino’s scathing comment on the comic book movie genre Confirming that the actors of UCM ,[no son] movie stars”, But the characters themselves. He believes that there is no star like Chris Hemsworth but Thor. Same for Chris Evans and Captain America, or any other Marvel personality.
“Our views on these matters say a lot about us. I believe we are in a time and place, to which I unwittingly contributed, where IP has taken precedence over principle and personality. But it’s a double-edged sword. An IP piece is only as good as the human talent you have to portray it and you can have great IP, even if it comes from a national treasure of a writer or writer-director, and If you don’t have the right type of performer playing that role, you’ll never know how good it could have been.
I think it’s a waste of time to be at war with yourself creatively. I think it’s a time where everything is much more fragmented now because I think you kind of have this fork. throwing stones in one way or another… and I’ve had my own reactions in the past when people have said things that I felt my integrity was insulted… I mean, you know what, let’s Let’s finish it. We are all one community. There’s enough room for everything and thank goodness for Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Sense of Water. Thats all I have to say. We need bigger things to make room for movies like Armageddon Time.”
The actor also had some advice for those who talk bad about these types of franchises:
“I’m not talking about Drip Entertainment. I’m just saying things always change and I’m at a point in my life where I’m back now, working with Chris Nolan has been an extraordinarily transformative experience for me; been in pre-production post-production and bringing Mister to market; and the next thing I’m doing is a series with my wife and director Park Chan Wook, The Sympathizer based on the Pulitzer book called. Playing five different roles is already a transformative experience for me. So, before we go slapping each other’s faces, that’s all I’ll say… reincarnations of our own Try it out and see if you don’t change your mind even a little bit.
Before you decide that someone else doesn’t know what they’re doing, or that something is keeping you from doing your best, or that something is better than something else Change yourself again. You know, we’re in an age where [Jon] Favreau said it best: We used to be trying to make waves on a lake and now we’re just trying to get people’s attention while things keep moving at a blistering pace. I imagine it will change again, but it is where we are. And acknowledging that and being grateful for being able to participate is the right place to start.”
As the actor rightly pointed out, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a franchise many filmmakers and stars would like to work on at some point, although there is one area of the industry that is not in favor of superhero movies. When asked what they think about the success of these films, directors such as Martin Scorsese have said that UCM Films “They Aren’t Cinema”and director of duneDenis Villeneuve, think about them “copy paste”, James Cameron himself has said that the characters in these franchises are not realistic enough because “They never hang up their spurs for their kids”Despite the fact that it had already arisen.
While there may be some truth to Tarantino’s words, if these characters are not played by great actors, it doesn’t matter how popular the character is, he or she will lose the public’s interest and that’s exactly what happens to stars like Chris Hemsworth. due to the performance of , Scarlett Johansson or Robert Downey Jr., who created a character who enjoyed some popularity in the comics was not a front row character spider man or the fantastic fourIt has had and continues to have an impact on franchises like UCM.
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