Robert Downey Jr. is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and a household name around the world. All his success can be attributed to his acting prowess, as well as the super hit Marvel franchise, Iron Man. Now the actor is revealing some little-known behind-the-scenes facts on the Iron Man set and how it led to him having to wear sunglasses while shooting.
Why did Robert Downey Jr. sunglasses in Iron Man?
In a recent interview, the actor gave a behind-the-scenes look at the Iron Man set, revealing how he and director Jon Favreau co-wrote a pivotal scene during the filming of the first Iron Man movie.
In his interview with Vanity Fair, Robert Downey Jr. that both he and Jon Favreau were determined to make a comeback after experiencing several box office disappointments in their previous ventures. Iron Man marked a crucial turning point in their careers. He reminisced about how during the filming of the movie they worked together to write a pivotal scene, using cue cards to help him deliver his lines to the camera.
Downey said, “There’s a scene where Iron Man is doing a weapons test and he says, ‘Is it better to be feared or respected? Is it too much to ask for both?’ and Jon and I wrote that literally line by line as we shot it that day.
The actor continued, “I put on sunglasses because it was all on cue cards. It was that kind of thing where we feel like it’s more important that we come up with this and we like it.”
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Robert Downey Jr. reveals that the Avengers cast got matching tattoos
In the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the core cast revolved around Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.
After the release of Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, five of the six members of the core cast decided to get matching tattoos. Downey revealed during his Wired AutoComplete segment that Mark Ruffalo didn’t get the tattoo because of his fears.
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