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Downey Jr. Did Not Want To Say His Final Line In Endgame

Looper Entertainment 2019-05-08 - 17:00:04

"Thumbnail Image by ultraraw26 → Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man went through a profound journey in Avengers: Endgame and delivered an unforgettable line that was a touching callback to the very beginning of the Marvel movie franchise. As it turns out, that iconic moment almost never happened… because Downey Jr. reportedly didnt want to say Tony Starks last major line. Even though co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo lifted the ban on spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, were offering you one last warning: Major spoilers ahead! And now for the juicy details. During a recent appearance on CinemaBlends ReelBlend podcast, the Russo brothers opened up about Tonys final scene in Avengers: Endgame. As you might recall, the hero equipped his own suit with the Infinity Stones, snapped his fingers, and promptly turned Thanos and his minions into space dust. Right before Tony mirrored Thanos Decimation from Infinity War, the Mad Titan was clearly convinced that he had the upper hand, But in a move displaying all the dry, cool, wit that makes Tony who he is - he flashed his hand to show Thanos he had the Infinity Stones - and then he said it: I am Iron Man. Of course, the line is a callback to the end of 2008s Iron Man. I am Iron Man. Sadly, the Snap takes a toll on Tonys body, and he dies shortly after that. He manages to speak a few more words before passing away… and then we get to hear him one more time in a heartwarming message that he recorded prior to his death. But Tonys last big line is this proud assertion of his heroism. But hold everything. As Joe and Anthony Russo tell it, Tony originally didnt say those words at all. In fact, he originally didnt say anything in that moment. An early cut of the film simply had Tony snap his fingers, and that was that. Enter Avengers: Endgame editor Jeff Ford, who pitched the idea of having Tony say: I am Iron Man. Once they heard the concept, the Russo brothers knew they had to reshoot the scene with that line included. But apparently Downey Jr. was initially uneasy with the idea. It took some convincing before he finally agreed to do a reshoot. Joe Russo goes on to explain that producer Joel Silver is a close personal pal of Downey Jr.s, and he just so happened to be eating with them. Once Downey Jr. was on board, the crew reportedly headed back to the studio to reshoot the scene. As we said before, the newly-added line served as a touching nod to the very beginning of the MCU. But the whole reshooting process turned out to be a callback to Downey Jr.s humble beginnings as Iron Man. Keep watching the video to see more about how Robert Downey Jr. did not want to say his final line in Endgame! #Avengers #Endgame #AvengersEndgame"

May 18, 2019. Couch, Aaron (May 1, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame' Directors on Seeking Robert Downey Jr.'s Blessing and Marvel's First Gay Character". The Hollywoodbe left open to the Russos' and writers' interpretations. By October 2014, Robert Downey Jr. had entered final negotiations to reprise his role as Tonyclimax of Endgame where Tony Stark says "I am Iron Man" while snapping his fingers with the Infinity Stones. Previously, this line was not uttered, socredits in some screenings of the film a week after the film released. Endgame was intended to mark the final appearances of Robert Downey Jr. as TonyBlack from a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guyfilm's cast members were under contract to potentially appear in the sequel; however, Robert Downey Jr. was not, as his four-picture deal with Marvel expiredit was his own decision never to play Hulk again because he "wanted more diversity" with his career, and did not want to be associated with only one characterin the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey JrMarkus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, BenedictMachine in the mid-credits scene, which ties directly to Avengers: Endgame. We've been talking a lot about archetypes and what we want this movie to be about

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