Robert Downey Jr. ushered within the model new age of superhero media with the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his debut as Tony Stark in Iron Man. Throughout a latest interview for his work in Oppenheimer, Downey Jr. revealed he thought his abilities as an actor had atrophied after eleven years of taking part in one character.

Robert Downey Jr. just lately sat down with The New York Instances to speak about his time as Iron Man within the MCU and his position as Lewis Strauss in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The actor said that, after 11 years, “You start to wonder if a muscle you have hasn’t atrophied.” When requested if Nolan capitalized on these fears when filming, Downey Jr. defined that Nolan made certain to stretch the performing muscle tissues he hadn’t utilized in over a decade.

“Yes. 100%,” Downey defined “And I knew there was a point where Christopher Nolan was endorsing, let’s work those other muscles, but let’s do it while rendering you devoid of your usual go-to things.”

Whereas Robert Downey Jr. is in no way bashing the MCU with this quote, it certainly is tiring to play the identical sort of character for 11 years, particularly one as brazen as Iron Man. Downey Jr. defined how good it was to depart the world of blockbusters and enter a extra “pure” type of storytelling with Oppenheimer and Christopher Nolan:

“Coming from that other place, entering the box office weekend-dominating place, then going into this spot now where I’m happy that I’m in this quality product — I’m happy that I regained my connection with a more purist approach to making movies.”

Given Robert Downey Jr.’s first large position after Iron Man was the flop referred to as Dolittle, it appears as if the MCU star will probably be taking a break from blockbusters to give attention to a way more nuanced collection of initiatives. With Oppenheimer releasing later this month, followers will see how sturdy Downey Jr.’s muscle tissues really are.

Marvel Video games has promised the at present untitled Iron Man recreation will ship an authentic story in its personal continuity.

Whereas few particulars have been revealed, the very fact the sport is described as a “single-player, third-person, action-adventure title” is large information. Marvel has launched surprisingly few video games of this selection in recent times, although the PS4 Spider-Man video games have been nicely acquired and will have inspired the event of comparable video games similar to this Iron Man undertaking and the upcoming Wolverine.

The sport will mark the primary solo Iron Man recreation of this sort for console launch for the reason that Iron Man 2 film tie-in again in 2010.

Whereas Marvel is regularly increasing within the realm of gaming, it’s odd that every of its video games takes place in its personal continuity, foregoing the shared universe format made widespread by the MCU. Some dialogue in Spider-Man had implied it could happen in the identical continuity as Avengers, although it’s potential working with totally different builders on totally different titles has made such integration troublesome.

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