Robert Downey Jr. has been out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Avengers: Endgame. But he has by no means forgotten his iconic role as Iron Man. In an interview for his new Netflix documentary, Sr., he spoke about the MCU, Iron Man, and Quentin Tarantino’s recent comments about MCU cast members not being stars.
Robert Downey Jr. reflects on his time in the MCU
The former Iron Man actor wanted to talk to Deadline about his documentary, which he made as a tribute to his father for Netflix, but he couldn’t help but share a bit about his time in the MCU. Because of course he was asked, among other things, what he misses most from his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To which he replied that he misses the people he worked with during this time. These include, above all, Jon Favreau, who accompanied him as a director in the early days of Iron Man 1 and 2, and Shane Black, who was responsible for Iron Man 3, through to Kevin Feige, who oversaw everything. And last but not least, the Russo brothers who helped bring Tony’s story to a fitting ending.
“What I miss the most? Being in the trenches with Kevin Feige all the time; the beginning with Jon Favreau is like a beautiful dream now; the middle with Shane Black on Iron Man 3, we just had Exton and we were shooting mostly in Wilmington NC. It was idyllic and subversive, and ending when I realized I’d made so many close friends in the MCU cast, and the Russo brothers were helping me make Tony’s development a reality.”
Here’s what the Iron Man actor thinks about Tarantino’s comment
The interview ended with director Quentin Tarantino’s recent comments. He recently claimed on the 2 Bears 1 Cave podcast with Tom Segurra that MCU actors aren’t real stars. Downey Jr. felt his statements were a waste of time, noting that there’s a place for everything.
“I think from a creative point of view, being at war with yourself is a waste of time… I say, you know what, let’s just get over it. We’re all one community. There’s room for everything, and God thank you for Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of the Water. That’s all I have to say.”
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