In a recent interview, Avengers: Infinity War director, Joe Russo discussed Robert Downy Jr.’s possible departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During the interview, Joe Russo did not give any clear answers as to whether or not Downy Jr. was leaving but seemed to indicate that he wanted him to stick around for the time being:
“There is nobody who can take over Iron Man from Robert. I don’t think the audience would accept that. He never mentioned to us about leaving ‘Iron Man’, but it will happen at some point of time. He can’t play the character forever. I am sure there are lots other things he wants to do in his career. But he loves playing the character, I know that, and we love working together. We will see where it goes from here.”
This is not the first time that people have questioned whether or not Robert Downy Jr. would continue his role as Tony Stark. After Iron Man 3 his contract with Marvel was up and for a while there was a big question as to whether or not he would continue his role for Avengers: Age of Ultron and future Marvel films. This was obviously resolved but Avengers: Infinity War seems to be an entirely different animal.
Since the debut of the first trailer the internet has been awash in speculation as to which of the Avengers will die in the battle with Thanos. Some have speculated that it will be Captain America as Chris Evans’ contract will end after the next two Avenger films and he reportedly has no interest in renewing it. Iron Man, however, seems to be the more popular choice for fans for a number of reasons.
Some see it as thematically appropriate. He was the first major MCU character to be introduced and it would make sense that he would be the one to go down and possibly inspire the other characters to rally and take Thanos down. On the other hand he is listed on the cast for Avengers 4 but that could just be something the studio put up in order to avoid spoilers. In any case, it would seem that Joe Russo doesn’t want Downy Jr. to leave just yet and we’ll just have to wait for the film to be released in order to see. Here is a quick plot synopsis for the film:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.
Source: Hindi Times
Marvel Reveals Never Before Seen BTS Images From ‘Iron Man, ‘Avengers’ & More
Marvel Studios has revealed a new batch of never before seen images from behind the scenes of Marvel’s first phase of its cinematic universe.
The new images from Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years, the upcoming book set to hit shelves this November, were released earlier today as part of Marvel’s celebration of the first ten years of the MCU. They include a look at the sets of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and The Avengers, as we ramp up this 18-film journey to the culmination of the entire MCU in just a few weeks in Avengers: Infinity War.
You can check out the rest of the images in the gallery below.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. Here’s the official synopsis:
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on April 27, 2018.
Source: Marvel Studios