Robert Downey Jr. joked about his difficulties with the Iron Man armor in the first film, which were then gradually resolved, until his leave in Avengers Endgame.
Host of David Letterman’s new talk show, Robert Downey Jr. he looked back at his past as Tony Stark in Iron Man and in Avengers saga, ironically focusing on his problems with the iconic armor. Robert began his career in cinecomics in 2008, and since then not only has Hollywood cinema gone from shooting on film to digital, but also several props are now recreated in CGI, when they were originally physically present on the set. L’armor in the first Iron Man by Jon Favreau was very present, as the star tells us …
In the beginning there was everything on the set, they wanted to use computer graphics as little as possible, I remember they dropped myelmo, there was a shot to shoot, I was tucked into the armor, they say to me: “Okay Robert, here you basically landed on the roof, when we say action you pretend you have just landed, then move forward”. I put on the helmet and closed it tightly, I didn’t see anything, then the LEDs turned on and it was like in The Manchurian Candidate, I was completely blinded. […] When we shot the last Avengers Endgame, they say to me: “Hey Robert, would you like to put on the helmet! NO! Yes? NO! Place two points here on my forehead and then paint it later!”
The “points” Robert talks about are the ones that are needed in post-production for the software visual effects per “anchoring“a 3D model with some moving elements in the film. Certainly the sacrifice, in retrospect, must not have weighed heavily on Robert, who has relaunched his career, starting from $ 500,000 in pay for theIron Man in 2008, reaching the 75 million dollars collected between Avengers Infinity War e Avengers Endgame, including negotiated percentages on receipts.