It was an insane second in Avengers: Endgame when Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark sacrificed himself to save lots of the world. Whereas there was loads of rumor and hypothesis about Iron Man dying, nobody actually wished to see him die! He was the hero of the MCU!
Effectively, it seems that Iron Man director Jon Favreau truly referred to as the Russo Bros. after he learn the script for Endgame and argued towards killing Iron Man. He didn’t need Iron Man to be killed off! In a current interview with Self-importance Honest Joe Russo talked about that have saying:
“It’s most likely essentially the most stress we’ve ever had in attempting to provide you with a line with [screenwriters Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely on any of those films. You don’t want to fuck up Tony Stark’s final line.”
Anthony Russo added: “A part of the stress got here from Jon Favreau, who referred to as us up after he learn the script and mentioned to us, ‘Are you guys actually going to kill Iron Man?’” Joe recalled “pacing on the nook of a stage on the cellphone with Favreau attempting to speak him off a ledge.”
It seems like Favreau was upset about this conclusion. Joe mentioned, “He’s like, ‘You’ll be able to’t do that, it’s gonna devastate folks. You don’t need them strolling out of the theater and into visitors. We did it anyway.” Anthony added: “We did it anyway, and to Jon’s credit score, he hadn’t stepped by the method in the way in which that we had,” and he famous he and his brother “would have had the identical response” in the event that they hadn’t directed the 2 Avengers films.
Joe defined that they felt they “had earned the arc that will really feel redemptive and emotional and uplifting and hopeful, although [Stark] had sacrificed his life.”
The directing duo then went on to speak about how Stark’s remaining line “I’m Iron Man” took place. Downey Jr. improvised some strains for that scene a few of which had been “super-smartass” together with “Oh, snap,” and an F-bomb thrown at Thanos.
Nothing was working as a result of Downey Jr. “wasn’t taking part in it with sufficient ache of the ability of the [Infinity] Stones surging by his physique,” in order that they had been initially going to make use of a model the place Stark didn’t say something. Then their editor, Jeff Ford, got here up with the “I’m Iron Man” line.
Anthony mentioned, “Our editor, Jeff Ford, who is among the most wonderful filmmakers we’ve ever collaborated with, edited the primary Iron Man film. So he had been on the journey with the character for the reason that unique Jon Favreau-directed Iron Man. Joe added, “He hit play, and Thanos says, ‘I’m inevitable.’ Beat, beat, beat. And Jeff went, ‘I’m Iron Man.’ We had been like, ‘Cease! What did you simply say?!’ We referred to as Downey and mentioned, ‘You gotta put the go well with again on.’”