The MCU is said to have begun with Robert Downey Jr., and what a long way it has come! We superhero fans still haven’t gotten over the fact that we won’t be seeing RDJ’s Iron Man again (never say never though), and it makes us sad. The actor was the face of the MCU, but once, when Marvel was mad at him, he had to renegotiate his contract. Find out what really happened by reading on!
When the MCU first started, there were rumors that Robert Downey Jr. was going to quit playing Tony Stark/Iron Man. But after Iron Man 3 came out in 2013 and did well at the box office and with audiences, the actor once hinted that he might be done with the MCU if it wasn’t worth his time.
In an interview with GQ, Robert Downey Jr. said that Marvel Studios was mad at him because Avengers made a huge amount of money. A whopping $50 million.
Isn’t that crazy? They’re so pissed. I can’t believe it. I’m what’s known as ‘a strategic cost,’
said the actor.
When asked if the astronomical figure for the Avengers was true, the actor gave his answer.
Later in the conversation, RDJ talked about getting hurt on the set of Iron Man 3, which made him realize how many sequels he could be in.
It got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up. How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?
said the actor.
There were rumors that Robert Downey Jr. would return as Iron Man in the future, but a Marvel producer put those rumors to rest. But his references are enough to get MCU fans excited. Please tell us what you think about it.