‘MARVEL DOESN’T want a re­peat of what’s worked well’

Millennium Post - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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