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“Superhero movies are over”: Iron Man Star Jon Favreau Was Ready For the Worst Case Scenario After Shooting First Marvel Movie With Robert Downey

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Jon Favreau’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was not just his first movie within the franchise, but rather the first movie of the franchise, Iron Man. He directed the movie that kickstarted the entire MCU and that too with a blast. He was part of the film both behind the screen and in front of, playing one of the longest-running characters of the franchise, Happy Hogan.

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Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. on the Iron Man set

The movie that changed the entire outlook and direction of superhero movies was almost not taken as seriously as it is now. When taking a risk with an actor not as well known and a movie that would be very new as a genre for mainstream media back in 2008, Favreau took a huge risk and yet went head first for it.

Also Read: Marvel’s Boss Kevin Feige Does Not Believe Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is the Greatest Superhero Origin Movie

Jon Favreau Almost Believed Iron Man Would Not Work Out

During the shoot of Iron Man, Jon Favreau was very clear on many factors that were present while filming the movie. These included the fact that a superhero movie of such kind was yet to be released and most importantly, Robert Downey Jr. was far from a prominent actor at that time.

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Jon Favreau

“And we were just trying to have a good time. We were having fun trying to make ourselves laugh and try to make a cool movie.”

To him, initially, the movie was just an attempt to make something new and interesting. He definitely did not expect the movie to start an entire franchise of movies practically ruling the box office. What he and Downey started gave way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it is now, manifesting the vision of Kevin Feige and Marvel fans through the eyes of different directors and writers. Favreau’s last expectation had been to see what the MCU is now but he is more than happy to be a part of it.

Also Read: “He knew he had to play the politics”: Robert Downey Jr Admits Marvel Did Not Want Him to Play Iron Man, Credits His Good Friend Jon Favreau For His Success

Jon Favreau Thinks Of Himself As A Grandpa For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

When visiting sets of the latest MCU movies, Jon Favreau pointed out how everyone present always seems to be sweet to him and treat him well. He often feels like Stan Lee in terms of the cameos and how he has been there from the beginning of the franchise.

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Jon Favreau

He deems himself to be the grandpa of the MCU with how he’s watched it grow, and experience it from the beginning to its present time. Phase 4 has recently come to an end with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Jon Favreau is still a part of the franchise, making his latest appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Also Read: “I love what he’s done, but f–k ’em”: Terrence Howard Was Frustrated With Robert Downey Jr. For Not Standing Up Against Marvel After Being Replaced By Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.