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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.