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RDJ deserves an Oscar for ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Joe and Anthony Russo believe that two-time Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. deserves an Oscar for his performance in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

The ‘spoiler ban’ for the most secretive film in recent memory has been lifted and people are gearing up to discuss it openly in public. At this point, the film has already nabbed $2 billion at the global box office, and is likely to become the highest-grossing film of all time. With that, it’s safe to say that the majority of the public has seen the flick. While there are many memorable moments in it, one of the most talked about elements is the emotional wrapping up of Tony Stark/Iron Man’s narrative, and if it’s up to the project’s directors, Downey needs to get an acting nod for his work in ‘Avengers 4’.

Kicking off the MCU in 2008 via Jon Favreau’s ‘Iron Man’, Downey has been a staple of the universe since then, reprising the role 10 times (excluding his ‘The Incredible Hulk’ cameo), and each time, he brought his A-game. Stark has had a roller coaster of an arc in the franchise, starting as a selfish industrialist and ending as a loving family man. But despite the content life he’s living with Pepper and daughter, Morgan, he couldn’t simply ignore the call of duty. And in a selfless act, he put on the gauntlet and snapped Thanos and all his minions from existence, ensuring the future of the galaxy, but also dying in the process. Fans have seen Downey play this role for the longest time, but his work in ‘Endgame’ is arguably his best.

Given this, Downey’s directors for ‘Endgame’ are pushing for at least an Oscar nod for the actor. The Russos sang the praises of the MCU poster boy, highlighting not only his work on the latest Marvel blockbuster but his performances throughout his 11-year stint as Stark.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Joe said, referring to Downey’s effective portrayal of Stark’s emotional narrative in ‘Avengers 4’ adding that “he has the world in tears right now.”

The Russos have worked with Downey three times now, in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and ‘Endgame’. Because of this, they and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely was able to properly set up his exit from the MCU. Apparently, the directors pitched him his arc in ‘Avengers 4’ first before moving forward with it, and he initially had mixed emotions about it. He eventually came around and accepted it, realizing that this was the best way for him to go out, considering that it services his overall narrative in the franchise. Screen Rant


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