Downey Jr. talks ‘Iron Man 3’, Extremis armor, and a possible exit to the franchise.
Personally, I don’t like when franchises recast roles. It worked for the older James Bond films because it was a part of the campiness and the films didn’t really feel like one larger story - it was only loosely tied together. Modern films have a larger responsibility to audiences to keep roles as consistent as possible. Rachel Dawes being recast in ‘The Dark Knight’ was a bit annoying, but essentially just reinforced that Katie Holmes never should have been cast in the first place.
“Or course, he’s [RDJ] obligated to return for a second ‘Avengers’ movie. But stories floated a while back about Marvel treating Tony Stark like James Bond, recasting the role and keeping the franchise moving with a fresh face (and no need for a reboot).”
HA HA HA this is so funny, Marvel. Good one. There are just some roles that can’t be recasted, and RDJ is Tony Stark as far as I’m concerned (regardless if I’m a RDJ fan or not). I don’t think I can see or accept anybody else to be Tony Stark.
“Saying he’s going to “leave it all on the field” suggests to us that this could be RDJ’s last turn in a standalone ‘Iron Man’ movie.”
I seriously don’t even understand how this was concluded from that quote. The context is that he was talking about the writing style of the movies, and that he feels passionately about Stark evolving and changing and switching up the formula to make sure these stories aren’t repetitive. Hero fights bad guy, hero wins. I completely understand what he’s saying. If in this third film we don’t learn something new or Stark doesn’t learn something new about himself and keep that then this film won’t be very interesting in the long run. He wants there to be a flow, a stepping stone, not just ‘that other sequel you really don’t even have to watch to understand the franchise films that follow’. Iron Man 2 was almost that. How on Earth do you get “Time to let it go” from “leave it all on the field”? It sounds to me like he’s still talking about what he said one sentence before that, where do you go from here? You have to put something out there, lay it down, say this is where Tony begun and this is now where he is going…
“What do you think? Is Downey laying the groundwork for a possible franchise exit? And do you think they should blow it out with ‘Iron Man 3’ to give him an explosive send off?”
Firstly… um… no? I think people give actors way too much credit. There twenty people in charge of how this films turns out to every one actor in the movie. All RDJ was saying is that he wants the films to have more to offer and a bigger story to tell than the same arc of the movie before it. It’s the writers, director, producers, studio who would lay said ‘groundwork’. It’s in their hands to make sure they’re putting out this quality film. Also why would they give RDJ something of a ‘blow out explosive’ dismiss if they don’t plan to reboot the franchise when he’s gone?
I don’t like the way this article is written at all. I think it’s scaring people for no reason.
Oh that’s an older one too, here ya go!
This was one of the first few gifsets I made, I think.
(sidenote: I made this set with no real intention of Spideypool implied, I just thought it would a fun thing for Steve to get uppity about at the time)