Robert Downey Jr. Was Initially in Talks To Play One other Marvel Superhero As an alternative of Iron Man

For over a decade now, the identify Robert Downey Jr. has been synonymous with Tony Stark and Iron Man. Nonetheless, actor and director Jon Favreau lately revealed that it was virtually not the case.

It seems that Downey Jr. was not all the time presupposed to play the tech billionaire philanthropist who’s a superhero by night time. In a dialog with Marvel boss Kevin Feige, Favreau recollects the time when the actor was presupposed to play a totally totally different character. He mentioned, “I keep in mind you had all met with [Downey] already for like Physician Doom or one thing on one other venture. I feel he had come via on possibly Improbable 4, so all people type of knew who he was.” Just lately, Favreau and Feige sat down for a retrospective have a look at the Iron Man movie from 15 years in the past that kicked off the MCU.

Within the dialog, Favreau continued to debate Downey Jr.’s casting, “He was the puzzle piece that made all of it work. I keep in mind sitting down with the man, and I used to be like, ‘He’s acquired that spark in him in his eye and he’s prepared.’ That’s once we have been in your workplace, and we have been pointing to his headshot, saying, ‘We acquired to attempt to determine this out.’” Favreau continued, “As soon as it was him, that’s when my life acquired rather a lot simpler as a result of he understood. He understood the voice of the character. After which one after the other, individuals have been simply signing on board as a result of now it turned one thing fascinating.” Feige chimed in and complimented Favreau stating that the “tone that you just and Robert found on that film, I might say turned the template in a method for a lot of what the MCU turned.” Watch the total dialog beneath.

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