‘MARVEL DOESN’T want a repeat of what’s worked well’
SINGAPORE: Actor Robert Downey Jr, best known for playing superhero Iron Man since 2008, says the creative team of Marvel Studios doesn’t believe in repeating what has worked well in the past movies.
“I read in some magazine that the number one fan-voted moment was the airport fight in Captain America:
Civil War because there are so many superheroes at once. And now that the universe has expanded even more...
“But one thing that the creatives (of Marvel Studios) don’t want to do is do a bigger repeat of something that’s already worked well,” Downey Jr said.
Without giving away much about the forthcoming Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War, the actor, who is hailed as the “patriarch” by his co-stars like Chris Evans, said: “The challenge this time was how to top or better or expand something without repeating something that has been executed well before. It’s kind of like the anti-process. Usually, if something works, you keep doing that.”
The star, who matched his red and black eyewear with his red, black and white outfit, admitted: “We might be making the movies, but we also are fans and critics of our own work. We try to make it better. But I think this time, we might have nailed it.”
Avengers: Infinity War, codirected by the Russo brothers – Anthony and Joe – is logistically, the “most complicated movie” put together in history. “We shut down Hollywood for a year because we had every actor working in the business scheduled somewhere in the movie,” said Joe.