Hollywood director duo Anthony and Joe Russo said in a recent interview that Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau didn’t want his character to die in “Avengers: Endgame.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in an interview with an American magazine the director duo said, “Some pressure came from Jon Favreau, who called us after reading the script and told us, ‘Are you guys really going to kill Irons? Where are you man?”
Joe described a phone call with Favreau in which he had to “talk him to an edge” over his decision to wrap up the story on one of the MCU’s most popular heroes. Hai Favreau tries to talk to him because he’s like, ‘You can’t do that. It’s going to destroy people and you don’t want them to walk out of the theater into traffic,'” he recalled, Before saying, “We did it anyway.” Joe said.
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They both acknowledge that they understood Favreau’s concerns, especially that “he had not stepped through this process the way we had,” says Anthony. “If someone had picked it up, we would have had the same reaction.” When asked why they go ahead with that idea of the character. According to him, the duo of directing Infinity War and Endgame felt that they had “earned that arc that would feel redemptive and emotional and uplifting and hopeful, even if it had sacrificed its life.” According to the Hollywood Reporter.
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