Robert Downey Jr. Recalls Having a Hard Time Wearing Original Iron Man Helmet

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
October 16, 2020  02:38 PM

 

It's hard to picture out the Marvel Cinematic Universe without Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man in it but if you think RDJ's days as the "invincible" Marvel hero were all rainbows and butterflies, you got it all wrong. According to him, he had quite an unpleasant time wearing the original Iron Man helmet from the 2008 film.

 

 

Speaking with David Letterman on his My Next Guest Needs No Introduction talk show, Downey recalled his hellish experience wearing the said helmet. RDJ explains: "Initially it was -- everything was really there," Downey said. "They wanted to spend as little as they could on CG replacement. So I remember this helmet went on... I put this helmet on and it slammed closed and I couldn't see anything. And then these LED lights went on, and it was like Manchurian Candidate. I was absolutely blinded." Check out the full snippet here:


 

Downey has been relieved of his MCU duties following Tony Stark's heroic and tear-jerking death in 2019's Avengers: Endgame and he seems to be enjoying life outside of the Marvel realm but I gotta say, man, I totally miss him and the void he left will be extremely hard to fill. However, I'm quite satisfied with the send-off Marvel Studios gave him and looking back, I wouldn't have things any other way. And while it's a shame that his Marvel journey has come to a close after a successful tenure, it's interesting to think about the possible scenarios that would go down had Stark didn't die to save the world. I think I may need an entire What If...? episode based on that alone.



 

Speaking of the MCU, Black Widow has been pushed back to 2021.

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