The Russo Brothers Say Jon Favreau Tried to Stop Iron Man’s Death in Avengers: Endgame

John Favreau never agreed to say goodbye iron Man.

During the recent interview with Vanity FairJoe and Anthony Russo, who directed the last two Avengers films, revealed that Favreau had a hard time accepting Iron Man’s death after reading the Avengers: Endgame script.

Favreau directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and played Harold “Happy” Hogan in Iron Man. Marvel cinematic universe.

On Iron Man’s death, Anthony said: “Part of the pressure came from Jon Favreau, who called us after he read the script… and told us, ‘Are you really going to kill Iron Man?’

Joe added: “I remember walking around the corner of the stage on the phone and Favreau was trying to talk him out of the gig. Because he’s like, “You can’t do this. It will devastate people, and you don’t want them to walk out of the theater and into the street.” We did it anyway.”

Joseph and Anthony Russo attend a special screening of the upcoming Netflix action movie. "gray man" in Mumbai on 20 July.  They recently spoke to Vanity Fair about Tony Stark's death.
Joseph and Anthony Russo attend a special screening of upcoming Netflix thriller The Gray Man in Mumbai on July 20. They recently told Vanity Fair about the death of Tony Stark.

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eleven years agoAvengers: EndgameTony Stark was the first Avenger audiences were introduced to when he wowed moviegoers in 2008 with his playboy image, snarky comeback and flashy gadgets.

In the 2019 box office hit, Stark dies in a beautifully executed character arc after sacrificing himself to help restore the world and defeat Thanos, who wiped out half the life in the universe.

The death of a secular genius who became a selfless hero excited fans and even caused Twitter Madness after the film’s release, many fans used the app to say goodbye to their favorite character using his iconic line, “I love you 3000”.

Avengers: Endgameworldwide box office totaled over $2.7 billion.

In October cinematic duo revealed that Robert Downey Jr., who played Iron Man, wept when they told him of their plan to kill the longtime character.

“As we started rolling the field and approached his death, Robert started crying,” Joe said in the public domain book The History of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry.

Joe added, “And when we finished, he said, ‘That’s fucking cool.’ That’s when we knew we had to do it. Because he felt it.”

This year at San Diego Comic-Con, two additional “Avengers the films were announced by Marvel Studios.

The Russo brothers recently staged “gray manon Netflix, where it debuted at number 1.1 on the streaming titan last week in 92 countries.

Watch the full Vanity Fair interview with the Russo brothers below.