Iron Man has been trending on Twitter for the past few days, after actor Mark Ruffalo posted a photo of himself recasting Robert Downey Jr.’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The ninjamuffin twitter is a tweet that went viral after Iron Man’s new look was released.
Tony Stark made the ultimate sacrifice by sacrificing himself in order to rescue the universe by defeating Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his armada. Avengers: Endgame, a film released almost three years ago, depicted those events. Despite this, the figure has remained popular for a long time. Not because Robert Downey Jr. is reprising his role as Iron Man, but because of a tweet from Matt Damon during an unusual interview.
The Sunday Times published an interview with Matt Damon, a long-time A-lister, on Sunday morning. Damon said that he thinks the age of “lead males” is gone, with the article implying that the actor may be the last of his generation. The publication cited Downey’s Iron Man role as an example in a series of follow-up tweets.
According to The Sunday Times, “anyone with wit” could have portrayed Stark. The tweet says, “The major titles of the last decade are brands and franchises built through many prequels and sequels.” “Robert Downey Jr. is a leading man, but his Iron Man could be portrayed by virtually anybody with wit; viewers care more about the character than the actor.”
Brands and franchises created in many prequels and sequels have become the major titles of the last decade. Iron Man could be played by almost anyone with wit; the character is more essential to viewers than the actor. Robert Downey Jr. is a leading man, but his Iron Man could be played by nearly anybody with wit; the character is more important to audiences than the actor. pic.twitter.com/Cjpmyp2U6L
August 1, 2021 — The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes)
Marvel fans, as you would imagine, aren’t pleased with the evaluation; in fact, the debate has elevated the character to a worldwide trending topic. Some of their answers are shown here.
If you’re considering casting RDJ as Iron Man, keep in mind that jon Favreau battled practically EVERYONE at Marvel to make that happen. Thank you, image. twitter.com/Cpfp63UTJW
— OLYMPIC cookie (@maesbe) prevnext August 1, 2021
Iron Man went from a B comic book character to the face of a brand thanks to RDJ. It’s absurd to pretend as though anybody could have done it. https://t.co/XJd5EYjIzJ
— @PhillySaiyajin (@IronMan was a B-Lister) 1st of August, 2021 previousnext
To the general population, Iron Man was not a well-known figure. It was the casting of Robert Downey Jr. in particular that made that film — and the MCU — so popular with the general audience. It’s hard to exaggerate the significance of his casting. https://t.co/VCw6hG1DO3
— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) prevnext August 1, 2021
When crucial elements are left out, the truth seldom makes sense.
This tweet fails to mention that RDJ isn’t only Iron Man or Tony Stark…
… He is, however, the embodiment of the MCU’s whole attitude and tone. https://t.co/36rmvMVMRf
August 1, 2021 prevnext — Matt Roembke – TheDirect.com (@mattroembke)
Iron Man might have been a very dislikeable character if it had been played by the wrong performer. He might have been a fine but forgettable hero with the right actor. However, with the right actor, he became a legend.
Robert Downey Jr. brought out the best in what was already there. THAT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN DONE BY ANYONE ELSE. https://t.co/vXFfj755vJ
August 1, 2021 — Michael Patterson (@michaelp93)
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