Robert Downey Jr. Says He’s ‘Comfortable’ to Be Executed With Marvel Films

Robert Downey Jr

In a latest interview with The New York Occasions Journal, Robert Downey Jr., extensively identified for his portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealed his contentment with being exterior of the Marvel machine. Whereas selling his upcoming position within the movie Oppenheimer, Downey Jr. mirrored on his profession and expressed blended emotions concerning the position that revived his stardom.

Through the interview, Downey Jr. confirms that he would classify Avengers: Age of Ultron, the wildly profitable if somewhat-maligned sequel to The Avengers, as merely “content material” to be clicked upon and mindlessly considered. He views Sherlock Holmes: A Sport of Shadows and Again to Faculty as “not content material,” nonetheless.

Oppenheimer, he says, is an old school film that he’s notably happy with. “Coming into the box-office-weekend-dominating place, then going into this spot now the place I’m completely happy that I’m on this high quality product—I’m completely happy that I regained my reference to a extra purist strategy to creating films.”

Downey expressed that for his household, particularly his late father Robert Downey Sr. (a famous director and actor in cult movies), his prolonged tenure as a number one man was uneasy. “I used to be raised in a household that rebelled towards the thought of a summer time blockbuster having any advantage and thought that the movies that have been most popular viewing that yr weren’t any good, both,” he revealed.

“You begin to surprise if a muscle you could have hasn’t atrophied,” Downey Jr. added.

Returning to work with an auteur like Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan was “a demarcation line” for the actor after almost 15 years spent in franchise movies. “Attending to see the spartan, virtually monastic manner he approaches this artwork kind, it was like going to the opposite facet of the moon.”

Downey Jr.’s feedback come at a time of uneasiness for the beforehand undefeated Marvel Studios.

In February, Disney pumped the brakes on its ceaseless output of Marvel properties. That information got here simply earlier than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opened to a few of the bottom numbers a Marvel image has ever seen. It topped out at simply $476 million worldwide. Although the studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 has pulled in over $800 million worldwide this summer time, the trail ahead for Marvel Studios appears considerably unsure for the primary time.