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    ‘Iron Man’ Director Jon Favreau Had An Unbelievable Reaction To Tony Stark’s Death In ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    Wrapping up the infinity saga was not at all easy for Marvel. Closing one of the biggest events in all of pop culture history affected the happy ending in ‘Avengers: Endgame. Making the eyes of millions of fans all teary, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man sacrificed his life and vanquished ‘The Mad Titan’ Thanos for good.

    Fans definitely didn’t expect this and were devastated watching their favorite Iron Man taking his last breath. Well, not only fans, but the director Jon Favreau himself was quite dejected with the outcome.

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    Jon Favreau Was Strongly Against The Death Of Iron Man

    Jon Favreau didn't want Iron Man to die
    Jon Favreau didn’t want Iron Man to die

    In an interview with Vanity Fair, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo went down the memory lane about their time working on Tony Stark’s final moments. They recalled how ‘Iron Man’ original director, Jon Favreau, was against their decision to kill off Robert Downey Jr’s iconic character. They shared how they found it way too difficult to plan the death of the superhero and how an extra pressure was created by John regarding the whole matter.

    Joe Russo revealed, “It’s probably the most pressure we’ve ever had in, in trying to come up with a line with Markus, McFeely in any of these movies. You do not want to fuck up Tony Stark’s last line.”

    Anthony Russo added, “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?”

    I remember pacing on the corner of a stage on the phone with Favreau trying to talk him off a ledge. ‘Cause 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,” continued John.

    Why Russo Brothers Killed Iron Man

    Russo Brothers
    Russo Brothers

    Even after so much protest and hesitation, the Russo brothers found it important to make the film more impactful and that required Iron Man’s great sacrifice. “We did it anyway. And, and to Jon’s credit, he hadn’t stepped through the process in the way that we had. So we would’ve had the same reaction if somebody had dropped that,” Anthony said.

    Joe added, “We felt like we had earned the arc that, you know, would feel redemptive and emotional and uplifting and hopeful, even though he had, he had sacrificed his life. So he actually asked to improvise a few lines here. We tried some alternate versions of it… and they were sort of more in this snarky, Tony Stark vein. He wasn’t playing it with enough pain of the, you know, the power of the stone surging through his body.”

    The Story Behind Iron Man’s Iconic “I Am Inevitable” Line 

    If you are an Iron Man fan, then you can’t just forget the last line from Robert Downey Jr at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. That very comeback to Thanos’ was “I am inevitable,” adding “I am Iron Man.” This was actually suggested by editor Jeff Ford.

    Our editor, Jeff Ford, who is one of the most amazing filmmakers we’ve ever collaborated with, edited the first Iron Man movie. So he had been on the journey with the character since the original Jon Favreau-directed Iron Man,” Anthony said.

    Joe added, “He hit play, and Thanos says, ‘I am inevitable.’ Beat, beat, beat. And Jeff went, ‘I am Iron Man.’ We were like, ‘Stop! What did you just say?!”

    He explained, “We called Downey. We said, you gotta put the suit back on. He had already said goodbye to the character like twice now… [and to make the whole thing even more emotionally] devastating for Robert, we asked him to put the suit on and come back to where he had originally secured the role [at a stage in Los Angeles] and to give his, his final line. Say goodbye to the character, once again.”

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    Shubhashree Chatterjee
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