In 2008, “Iron Man” turned out to live up to expectations, in the global 398 million US dollars at the box office, profits more than half, both saved the Marvelous company on the verge of bankruptcy, but also made the small Robin Downey. Since then, the Marvel movie universe has continued to blossom, and one super hero IP has been put on the big screen, which is sought after and loved by the majority of Marvel fans.
Until the upcoming “Reunification 4”, Iron Man is still playing as the protagonist, making his last contribution to save the universe. It can be said that the role of Iron Man runs through the entire 22 films, and he has always existed in the main line of the plot. In the 10th anniversary of Marvel’s 10th anniversary last year, Little Robin Downey appeared in the photo as an absolute C. It can be seen that Iron Man has surpassed the American leader, the spiritual leader in the comic book, and became the leader of the film universe and even the real world.
At the beginning, why did everyone choose Iron Man as the beginning of the Marvel movie universe? Are they so prescient?
of course not. Looking back at the original choice of Marvel, it can be seen that it is forced to be helpless and add to the wrong.
The reason is, first of all, because in addition to Iron Man, other characters have no choice. Among the members of the “Reunification” of the early generation, the Hawkeye and the Black Widow were completely unrecognized; the Captain of the United States had been adapted into a TV series before, and the plot was a long time; Raytheon has always been in the realm of the gods, just like the captain of the United States, away from the contemporary society. Far; Hulk is due to copyright issues, resulting in the role of the independent film production priority distribution rights in the hands of Universal Pictures, Marvel even if the film is produced, Universal has the right to revoke the issue. So choosing Iron Man has a feeling of being forced to help.
Secondly, Marvel’s old rival DC has successfully created the “Batman” series of movies, and the characters of Gao Fushuai set the response very well at the audience. At the same time, there is also a high-tech “Transformers”, which also has market value in the audience. The combination of the two, the use of “money + technology” to create the Iron Man combines the advantages of the two, more to make the audience feel familiar.
Finally, it is a combination of actor and character. Director Russell Brothers has publicly stated that Robert Downey Jr. cannot be replaced. Robert Downey, a fan of Iron Man’s hardcore fan, expressed his desire to become an “Iron Man” from an early age. Therefore, he also vowed that even if Iron Man wanted to take 15 sequels, he would not leave.
But the original Iron Man was starred by Nicholas Cage, but Nicholas Cage’s “Soul Car” and “National Treasure 2” were particularly hot, which also made him a prospect for Marvel movies. Seeing the decline, so did not take this role. Later, Tom Cruise, Cliff Owen, Sam Rockwell and others all became interested in Iron Man, and in the end did not dare to try this role.
On the contrary, Robert Downey Jr. said that he had to get this role anyway. For this reason, Robert Downey Jr. spent five days a week on physical and martial arts training for five months. After the filming work, in order to cope with the post-production, I kept at home for 8 months on call. Even because of the tight budget of the film at the time, he volunteered to pay only $500,000. Under the harsh demands of Robert Downey Jr., he was able to make a successful role under the yin and dynamism.