RDJ Addresses Tarantino's Criticism And Pays Tribute to Russo Brothers Work with Iron Man

RDJ Addresses Tarantino's Criticism And Pays Tribute to Russo Brothers Work with Iron Man RDJ Addresses Tarantino's Criticism And Pays Tribute to Russo Brothers Work with Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. recently opened about about his filmmaker father, Robert Downey Sr., while promoting Sr.! He also discusses the MCU, Iron Man, and Quentin Tarantino's recent comments...

By MadJack - Dec 05, 2022 03:12 PM EST
Filed Under: Iron Man
Source: Deadline

Robert Downey Jr. recently sat down with Deadline and opened up about his documentary that recently began streaming on Netflix. He could not go into an interview without sharing a bit of fondness for his time in the suit as Iron Man. He also shared his thoughts on Quentin Tarantino's recent comment regarding MCU actors not being stars...

He was first asked the general, "What do you miss most" from his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There has to be too much for him to list out for the time he had spent with them. He answered with all the specialists he has worked with throughout those years building on the Iron Man legacy. From Jon Favreau in Iron Man 1 & 2, over to Shane Black for Iron Man 3, and up to Kevin Feige overseeing them all.

What was a bit quick, but quite touching, was RDJ speaking of the Russo Brothers who helped him "embrace Tony's arc."  As much as it pained everyone to see Tony's story come to a complete circle, even RDJ had to accept the final chapter of the work he helped build.

"What I miss most? Being in the trenches with Kevin Feige throughout; the beginning, with Jon Favreau, it's like a beautiful dream now; the middle with Shane Black on Iron Man 3, we'd just had Exton and shot it mostly in Wilmington NC. It was idyllic and subversive, and the end, when I realized I'd made so many close friends in the MCU cast, and the Russo Brothers helping me embrace Tony's arc.

The interview made its way back to Marvel as we get to hear RDJ's rebuttal to what Tarantino had to say recently on the podcast 2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segurra. To which RDJ had to say,

"I think that creatively it is a waste of time to be at war with ourselves... I go, you know what, let's just get over it. We're all a community. There's enough room for everything and thank God for Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of the Water. That's all I have to say."

"Sr." had a release date of December 2, 2022, on Netflix with a 98% Tomatometer score and 94% audience score according to Rotten Tomatoes. You can see what RDJ has to say for it himself down below.

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smgmayhem
smgmayhem - 12/5/2022, 7:10 PM
If he came back as the AI voice for Riri it would be like full circle for his character.
r1g0r
r1g0r - 12/5/2022, 8:13 PM
Downey is a true gentleman and artist.

I've NEVER heard about him trying to make himself look better by putting others down.

Tarantino?
Not so much.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 12/5/2022, 9:00 PM
@r1g0r - Say what you want, but NOBODY saw the first Iron Man because they wanted to see RDJ. At this point he was a crazy junkie who got arrested. And what happened? He became the biggest and highest paid actor of this century, because he played Iron Man. I find it funny how many of them are butt hurt over Quentin's comments lol
SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 12/6/2022, 3:33 AM
@r1g0r - read up on the dynamic between Tarantino and his own mother, and the laughably immature rationalization behind it, and that will tell you everything you jeed to know about Quentin
r1g0r
r1g0r - 12/6/2022, 8:49 AM
@bobevanz -
actually, i was looking forward to seeing how he handled the part after seeing him in 3 other recent movies.
gothika
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scanner darkly

tarantino may be talented, but like gibson, he's not making a lot of friends with his off-screen words.
Model101
Model101 - 12/7/2022, 9:32 AM
@bobevanz - Those who assume, know very little!...
I grew up with Marvel/Dc Comics/Animation. Iron Man was a cool Character but was definitely outside of my top 20/30 Marvel characters . When RDJ was announced as Tony Stark , it got me interested in Iron Man and was a match made in comic book/Movie heaven.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 12/5/2022, 8:17 PM
Class act💪💯💥🔥
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 12/5/2022, 8:44 PM
And that's the argument at the end of the day. Why can't there be room for both? Why do the bitter older folks in Hollywood want it to be the way it was in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. While many of us enjoy films from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and welcome all of the over the top projects as well. Tarantino, Scorsese, and so on have this bizarre perception that Marvel has killed cinema. But not one person has ever compares Iron Man to The Shawshank Redemption or Avatar to The Departed or The Batman to The Negotiator. And they ignore films like 007, John Wick, Interstellar and so on doing very well in a "Marvel" world.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 12/5/2022, 9:02 PM
@SonOfAGif - superhero movies have pushed the pendulum so far, it's only a matter of time before it comes back
kazuma
kazuma - 12/5/2022, 9:26 PM
@SonOfAGif - The reason why this argument is happening is because these superhero films have pushed every other genre to the side.
IronDean2099
IronDean2099 - 12/6/2022, 3:27 AM
@bobevanz - I think it already is. Smaller movies are now occasionally becoming these little pop culture phenomenons which shows there's an increasing desire for more off the wall independent stuff. Look at Everything Everywhere All At Once for example. I think we're going to see that happening a lot more throughout the rest of this decade.
PartyKiller
PartyKiller - 12/5/2022, 9:04 PM
"I think that creatively it is a waste of time to be at war with ourselves... I go, you know what, let's just get over it. We're all a community. There's enough room for everything and thank God for Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of the Water. That's all I have to say."

Very wise response. The war is to be fought by us fans. And we don't need Tarantino's "help".
Fin
Fin - 12/5/2022, 10:11 PM
Let’s get the real problem. Hollywood is not making good movies because they are trying to tell stories that no one is interested in. Apparently, in the wake Weinstein and complaints about inclusivity, the creative stories we saw in the 80’s- 2000’s are gone. Meanwhile, the superhero story-arc genre has been excellent entertainment and effectively been the only thing keeping the industry relevant. That’s not to say that streaming tV hasn’t been excellent if not dominate from a creative perspective. But the days of a creative, intelligent, 2 hour theater masterpiece like Shawshank Redemption, or Saving Private Ryan or Fight Club are gone until they start to embrace their audiences again.
Satan
Satan - 12/5/2022, 11:24 PM
@Fin - there you have it
Solarkalel85
Solarkalel85 - 12/6/2022, 3:59 AM
@Fin - spot on
ThouBear8
ThouBear8 - 12/6/2022, 1:40 AM
Well said by RDJ. Those older guys are entitled to their opinion, & while I (mostly) disagree, I don't think it's worth getting upset about it.
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