"If we can't protect the world you can be damn sure we'll avenge it." Know RDJ's journey!
By Riddhika Chakrabarti
The actor that the world knows as Iron Man today namely Robert Downey Junior had to go through a lot of hardships to get the role. As a youngster, RDJ had to face substance abuse and legal troubles which impacted his impression for almost the entire film industry.
When RDJ's career was going downhill, he made a comeback as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which received unreal response from all across the world. Prior to RDJ being Iron Man, his life was all messed up and he spent most of the 90's period in trouble. Before him being finally cast as Iron Man, he was straight away rejected by Marvel. Director Jon Favreau mentioned that Marvel told him Downey could not be Iron Man, no matter what the price. The director called RDJ and let him know. But Downey decided to keep hope and that is when he realised that he had to work harder to make Downey Iron Man.
The director in another interview mentioned that no one in the entire film industry could play Iron Man better than Downey because the script of Iron Man was basically Downey's life summed up. He also mentioned that the whole industry on one hand knew he was talented, but on the other hand, were doubtful whether he would take things seriously or not and now the whole world knows how serious he was and hence he is Iron Man today.
After 12 years of playing Iron Man, RDJ wrapped up on the sets of Avengers Endgame which was the end of an era. RDJ's legacy as Iron Man shall continue.