The Russo brothers say Jon Favreau tried to stop Iron Man’s death in Avengers: Endgame

Jon Favreau never agreed to bid farewell to Iron Man.

recently Interview with Vanity FairJoe and Anthony Russo — who directed the last two Avengers films — shared that Favreau had a hard time accepting Iron Man’s death after reading the script for “Avengers: Endgame.”

Favreau directed “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” and played Harold “Happy” Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On the topic of Iron Man’s death, Anthony revealed, “Part of the pressure came from Jon Favreau, who called us after he read the script…and told us, ‘Are you really going to kill Iron Man?'” “

Joe added, “I remember I was drooling on a podium corner on the phone with Favreau trying to coax him off the edge. Because he’s like, ‘You can’t do this. You’re going to destroy people, and you don’t want them, you know, out of the stage into traffic. anyway “.

Joseph and Anthony Russo attend the premiere of the upcoming Netflix thriller “The Gray Man” in Mumbai on July 20. The two spoke to Vanity Fair recently about the death of Tony Stark.

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Eleven years before Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark was the first Avenger audience met when, in 2008, he impressed moviegoers with his playboy image, snappy comeback and flashy gadgets.

At the 2019 box office, Stark dies as a beautifully executed character after sacrificing himself to help restore the world and defeat Thanos, who wiped out half of the life in the universe.

The death of a social genius turned selfless hero left fans emotional, even pushing a Twitter frenzy After the movie was released, many fans took to the app to bid farewell to the beloved character using his now famous line: “I love you 3000”.

Avengers: Endgamegrossing over $2.7 billion in worldwide box office sales.

In October, a Film duo revealed That Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, cried when they told him that their plan to kill the character was long-term.

“As we started to fall off the pitch, coming to his death, Robert started crying,” Joe said in the comprehensive book “The Marvel Studios Story: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe” by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.

And Joe added, “And when we were done, he said, ‘That’s really cool. “And that’s when we knew we had to do it. Because he felt it.”

At this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, two more”Avengers The films were announced by Marvel Studios.

The Rousseau Brothers recently directedgray manon Netflix, where it debuted last week as the number one movie on the streaming giant in 92 countries.

Watch the full Vanity Fair interview with the Russo brothers below.

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