With Tony Stark being the nucleus that jump-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the multibillion-dollar franchise that it is today, it’s only fitting that Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. would get the proper farewell to the comic book character that he helped bring to life across the span of nine movies in Avengers: Endgame.
The emotional climax of the Infinity Saga occurs when Iron Man sacrifices his life to defeat Thanos at the end of the film. Robert Downey Jr.’s send-off to his iconic character was gut-wrenching, emotionally heartfelt, and apparently completely improvised.
This bombshell comes from Robert Downey Jr.’s web-slinging co-star Tom Holland in an interview with Pinkvilla. According to Tom Holland, no script was actually written for Tony Stark’s death scene. Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland and his co-stars were just brought onto set to film the scene and given a vague understanding of how the filmmakers wanted to the scene to play out. From there, the actors were given free rein:
“It was interesting because when we shot that scene with Robert there was no real script, at all. It was just Kevin Feige, the two Russo Brothers, myself, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Don Cheadle. They kind of brought us to set, they kind of told us what was going to happen, or what they wanted to happen, and then we sort of just improvised if I can remember correctly. So it was a really, really interesting way to shoot such a kind of pivotal scene of the movie, but it was a really emotional day and I mean looking back on it now it was maybe the craziest day I’ve ever had on set, you know? But it was really amazing and turned out to be a fantastic scene.”
It seems appropriately satisfying to know that Robert Downey Jr. was able to leave the franchise on his own terms. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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 playing in theaters!
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, 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 opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand