Marvel Studios recently communicated with Robert Downey Jr. about possibly playing Doctor Doom before he was given a role as Iron Man. The MCU’s inaugural legend started off the establishment with chief Jon Favreau in 2008 by means of Iron Man. Since then, at that point, he assumed the part 10 additional occasions more than 11 years, ending his circular segment in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
In the new book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (by means of The Direct), Favreau uncovered that Marvel had recently conversed with Downey for an alternate job. Clearly, they were eyeing him to play Doctor Doom. The producer didn’t elucidate the matter, and clearly nothing worked out of that initial get together. In any case, it’s confirmation that even before he was gotten to try out for Iron Man, Marvel was consistently open to bringing him in.
“Wonder had effectively met with [Robert Downey Jr.] previously, I think, to play Doctor Doom.”
Given the timeline of occasions, odds are this should be for the 2005 Fantastic Four film. Coordinated by Tim Story, the blockbuster is Fox’s first effort to introduce Marvel’s first family on the big screen. While it was by and large named as a business achievement, pocketing around $330 million against a creation financial plan of just $87-100 million, it was met with blended surveys. In spite of this, a spin-off was still greenlit and delivered in 2007 — a year prior to the MCU was conceived, in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Interestingly, had Downey prevailed with regards to nabbing the piece of Doctor Doom, he would’ve co-starred with Chris Evans in a Marvel film before they became Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Evans assumed the part of Johnny Storm in the flick and its development.
In the end, things turned out great all around. Losing the job as Doctor Doom made ready for Downey’s stint as Iron Man which kickstarted the MCU. While Marvel Studios isn’t above bringing back entertainers who have recently played other comic book characters, they may have needed to separate themselves from what occurred in the Fantastic Four film considering its not exactly heavenly audits. This new snippet of information additionally affirms that in any event, when Downey was struggling to arrange his acting rebound, Marvel knew that he can without much of a stretch play one of their characters.