Robert Downey Jr is undoubtedly the most adored character of the MCU. The actor pulled off Tony Stark remarkably well and made us fall in love with him instantly with his charming acting. The character of the genius billionaire won countless hearts across the globe. It is no surprise then that the directors value Robert Downey Jr’s contribution.
The actor has also been receiving a whopping salary for his role as Iron Man and his role in particular was also given a lot of thought. His character’s gradual development was discussed with him. His story arc developed gradually from a party loving bachelor to a caring family man before being prepared to sacrifice his life in the Endgame.
Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Russo said,”We pitched Robert his arc, because he kicked off the entire MCU. The Tony Stark arc is the longest and perhaps fullest in the MCU. Once we decided we wanted this kind of ending for the character, we certainly wanted to make sure Robert was comfortable with it, just because of his enormous contribution to the MCU. We did pitch it out. We went over to meet with him and we pitched it out to him.
A lot of the actors are not opinionated about what we do. They like the fact that we are sort of in control of these stories and we are driving where they should go and we have a vision for where they should go and they trust in that. I think Downey may have had mixed emotions about thinking about [where Tony Stark ends up in Endgame], but I think at the end of the day, he totally accepted it.”