Robert Downey Jr. Looks Back On Marvel Studios & Playing Iron Man

He first stepped into Tony Stark's shoes in 2008.

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Robert Downey Jr. reflected on his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and bringing Iron Man to life over the years.

Most fans might be familiar with Robert Downey Jr.’s troublesome past pre-Iron Man, but the star explained in a new interview that his past experiences helped him relate to Tony Stark; “a guy who really needed to really be handed a dose of ouch” – as he puts it. The star returned to Hollywood with a slew of projects like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac, and finally Charlie Bartlett before his popularity reached new heights with his role in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man.

During an appearance on A Late Show with Stephen Colbert Super Bowl Special, Robert Downey Jr. reflected on his time working with Marvel Studios, explaining that “The greatest joy was being able to experience it by playing it.” He also pointed out that the MCU arrived at the perfect time since it caught a whole generation at a time where they could rise and grow with these characters over the course of a decade. Take a look at Robert Downey Jr. discussing his Iron Man performance below.

What do you think about Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as Iron Man? Do you think he should return in future Marvel projects? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame:

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 from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, 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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Source: A Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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