Kevin Feige and Marvel Producer Surprised Robert Downey Jr and Jon Favreau With Two Expensive Gifts After Iron Man Shocked the World

Robert Downey Jr and Jon Favreau's fabulous performance in Iron Man made Marvel gift them something heavily meaningful

Robert Downey Jr got an unexpected gift for Iron Man.


  • Robert Downey Jr and Jon Favreau's Iron Man's brilliant performance made Kevin Feige and David Maisel want to gift them something big.
  • They took them to an expensive dinner and went out of their way to find out what their dream cars were.
  • They even asked their wives and the two of them ended up driving the cars for some time.
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When it came to some of the most successful movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, none shine brighter than Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. It is the movie that started it all and so it was no doubt that he and Jon Favreau were both ecstatic when it came to the celebrations as well. Although neither of them was sure at first regarding a sequel, that idea quickly came into being as well.

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Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man

When it comes to rewards, Marvel left no stone unturned so as to make sure their two golden eggs were given the best they deserved. Not only were they responsible for a movie as successful as that of Iron Man, but they also posed as the foundation of what the entire MCU is established on. So it is only fair that they got their dream cars in return.


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Robert Downey Jr Got His Dream Car

Seeing just how massively Iron Man ruled the box office, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios wanted to reward Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr for their hard work. Their efforts were clearly shown in the movie and the outcome was also one that they contributed to. Revealed in MCU: The Reign of Marvel, to give something in return, Feige, alongside David Maisel took both of them out to an expensive Chinese restaurant. However, that was not all that the two gave them.

Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man

“They both drove those cars for a long time.”

Ike Perlmutter, who is notorious for being rather budgeted when it comes to anything, so much so that he refused to buy his staff pencils, actually said yes to an idea Maisel had. They decided to buy the duo their dream cars as a way to thank them for something so big. For Perlmutter, it meant to keep them happy and within the franchise, for the rest of them, it was a well-deserved gift.

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Marvel Conspired with Robert Downey Jr’s Voice

David Maisel revealed in MCU: The Reign of Marvel that things were rather smooth from then on. He conspired with both Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr’s wives. They told him about what their husbands’ favorite cars were and both Kevin Feige and him went on to get them those special gifts.

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a still from Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a still from Iron Man

Downey’s car took a few weeks to arrive since it was a Bentley with a custom color. However, when it came to Favreau, it was a top-notch Mercedes. Both of them were surprised to get the gifts and even ended up driving those cars for quite some time.


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Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English from K.R. Mangalam University. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.