It’s hard to imagine a movie world without the MCU now, even after only ten years. Back then comic book movies were invariably rubbish save the odd little gem, and Robert Downey Jr. was probably more famous for his crazy past than he was any current movies. Then everything changed when RDJ was cast as Iron Man and the rest as they say is history.
Now a decade later RDJ has finished playing the iconic role of Tony Stark for good, as the character sacrificed himself to save everyone else in Avengers: Endgame. The movie is set for digital release on July 30th and one of the special features you can catch is that original screen test for RDJ. Back then director John Favreau was trying to convince people at Marvel that he was perfect for the role of Tony Stark, but it wasn’t the slam dunk you’d expect looking back now. You can check out a small glimpse of the featurette courtesy of Fandango below.
What's the number of love you would give for Robert Downey Jr's decade-long performance as #IronMan? Watch his audition tape before he landed the iconic role! #AvengersEndgame can be pre-ordered to own now! Available July 30 on digital via FandangoNOW: https://t.co/PXAquXLuFa pic.twitter.com/eBoGC3szuy
— Fandango (@Fandango) July 16, 2019
He looks so young doesn’t he? That decade saving the world has taken it’s toll on RDJ, but in all honesty I’d have happily seen him stay around for a long time more. I guess we just have to be thankful that we’ve had such a ride with the likes of Downey Jr., Evans, Johansson and Hemsworth over the last ten years. Hopefully thanks to yesterdays news you can catch below, Hemsworth at least will be sticking around for a little longer.
I’ll be waiting for the physical release of Endgame in August to catch all these special features, but I can’t wait to watch Infinity War and Endgame back to back at home for the first time before catching all these featurettes.
What do you think of this special feature in Avengers: Endgame and are you happy to see more if it when the movie releases digitally soon? Sound off below as always.
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