June 19, 2024 5:59 pm

Robert Downey Jr. Says Marvel Studios Had No Expectations for Iron Man's Success
Robert Downey Jr. Says Marvel Studios Had No Expectations for Iron Man's Success

Robert Downey Jr. Says Marvel Studios Had No Expectations for Iron Man’s Success

Marvel Studios is currently one of the most powerful players in Hollywood. Every movie release, no matter what reviews it receives or what controversies surround it, is a guaranteed money-spinner and in many ways have helped ensure the survival of many theater chains following the Covid pandemic shut-downs. However, when Iron Man was released in 2008 there were no grand plans in place for multiple movie releases a year, no inkling of an interconnected TV franchise and according to Robert Downey Jr the studio was ready to write the whole thing off if it bombed. During a Q&A with the Director’s Guild of America, which was shared on Twitter by Chris Gardner, Downey Jr said:

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​Iron Man’s success was never expected, and according to Robert Downey Jr Marvel Studios was prepared to write it off if it flopped. Read More