Jon Favreau by no means agreed to say goodbye to Iron Man.
Throughout a latest interview with Vainness Truthful, Joe and Anthony Russo — who directed the final two Avengers motion pictures — shared that Favreau had a tough time accepting Iron Man’s dying after studying the “Avengers: Endgame” script.
Favreau directed “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” and performed Harold “Happy” Hogan within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On the subject of Iron Man’s dying, Anthony revealed, “Part of the pressure came from Jon Favreau, who called us up after he read the script … and said to us, ‘Are you really going to kill Iron Man?’”
Joe added, “I remember pacing on the corner of a stage on the phone with Favreau trying to talk him off a ledge. Because he’s like, ‘You can’t do this. It’s gonna devastate people, and you don’t want them, you know, walking out of the theater and into traffic.’ We did it anyways.”
Eleven years earlier than “Avengers: Endgame,” Tony Stark was the primary Avenger that audiences met when, in 2008, he enraptured moviegoers together with his playboy picture, snarky comebacks and flashy devices.
In the 2019 box-office hit, Stark dies in a superbly executed character arc after sacrificing himself to assist restore the world and defeat Thanos, who eradicated half the life within the universe.
The dying of the socialite genius-turned-selfless hero left followers emotional, even prompting a Twitter frenzy after the movie’s launch, with many followers taking to the app to say goodbye to the beloved character utilizing his now-iconic line: “I love you 3,000.”
“Avengers: End Game” went on to garner over $2.7 billion worldwide in box-office gross sales.
In October, the cinematic duo revealed that Robert Downey Jr., who stars as Iron Man, cried after they advised him their plan to kill off the long-running character.
“When we started winding down the pitch, and getting to his death, Robert started crying,” Joe stated within the all-access e book “The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe” by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.
Joe added: “And when we were done, he said, ‘That’s fucking awesome.’ That’s when we knew that we had to do it. Because he felt it.”
At this yr’s Comedian-Con in San Diego, two extra “Avengers” motion pictures had been introduced by Marvel Studios.
The Russo brothers lately directed “The Gray Man” on Netflix, the place it debuted final week because the No. 1 film on the streaming titan in 92 nations.
Watch Vainness Truthful’s full interview with the Russo brothers beneath.