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The casting of Robert Downey Jr. MCU’s greatest risk? Kevin Feige comments

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has existed for 13 years and many creative and unconventional decisions have been made during this time. Even so, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige says it’s a cast Robert Downey Jr. was the greatest risk taken by the studio.

The film premiered in 2008 Iron Manwhich opened and started a great cinema universe. Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr. He immediately became a favorite of fans who still cannot imagine that another actor could take his place. However, it is worth remembering that before the role of Stark, the actor struggled with many problems, such as drug addiction. Feige told CinemaBlend that if it weren’t for him, the MCU wouldn’t be where it is now.

I was fortunate enough to be part of the early Spider-Man and X-Men movies. But we wanted to make a movie about Iron Man. And I still think the biggest risk – which now seems outrageous – was casting Robert Downey Jr. This was both the greatest risk and the most important aspect of creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Without Robert, we wouldn’t be sitting here today. I really believe it.

Iron Man - photoSource: press materials

At the moment, Tony Stark’s future in the MCU is unknown. While fans still hope for his return, we said goodbye to his character in Avengers: Game over, and the actor himself speaks from time to time in a similar vein about trying other roles in his career.

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