Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo reveals that Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. never uses the same line twice during principal photography.
During the Chicago stop on the “We Love You 3000” tour celebrating the home release of Avengers: Endgame, Russo explains how Robert Downey Jr. has a particular process in his craft, and that his process is different from his fellow co-stars. Russo took notice of Robert Downey Jr.’s skill after working with the Academy Award-nominated actor for multiple years from Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Here is what Russo had to say about Robert Downey Jr.’s acting process:
“Downey will never say the same line twice. He’s got a really unique process where he has an earwig in and he has an assistant who has been working with him for years. And what we’ll do is like a Sunday before we shoot his scenes for the week. We’ll get in a room with him and the writers and pitch out alternate lines because he wants to keep it alive every take. So then he’ll do a take scripted and then his assistant will feed him the alts, he’ll do the scene again with the alts, his assistant will feed him the next round of alts, we’ll the scene again with another round of alts.”
Russo further explains how he and his brother Anthony can look back at Robert Downey Jr.’s alternate takes and see how they could use his performance and rebuild upon it.
It is no surprise that Robert Downey Jr. has an acting process that is as astute, yet also allows more creative freedom beyond the scripted page. If anything, it goes to show how he was such a perfect fit to bing Tony Stark to life on the big screen and why after over a decade in the MCU, he was able to bring his most emotional performance in Avengers: Endgame.
What do you make of Robert Downey Jr.’s acting process? Are you surprised to hear that he does not say the same line twice while filming? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Robert Downey Jr. was last seen in Avengers: Endgame. Here is the synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.