It is no doubt that the Avengers: Endgame had an enthralling experience on the audience worldwide. Recently at the Endgame‘s chance at an Oscar nomination, the film’s directors- Joe and Anthony Russo in a new interview with The Daily Beast. Joseph Russo voiced the sentiments of many fans – that Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man deserves serious consideration for the Oscars.
Joe Russo all in for RDJ winning an Oscar
“We don’t make movies for awards.” Joe Russo explained. “Yes, making this was exceedingly difficult. We made the two most expensive movies ever back-to-back. But I just want to stump for one thing, and that’s Robert Downey.”
“I don’t know if I have ever seen—in movie history—a global audience react to a performance the way they did to Robert Downey in that movie,” Joe Russo added. “There were people bawling in movie theatres, hyperventilating. I mean, that is a profound performance, when you can touch audiences all over the world to that degree. We’ve never seen anything like that, and if that doesn’t deserve an Oscar, I don’t know what does.”
Endgame producers Jon Favreau and Trinh Tran also think the same.
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“I mean that would be great, right?” Tran told ComicBook.com earlier this year. “I think, with RDJ, he spent the last decade bringing this character to life since the first Iron Man. To pay tribute to him in Endgame and where his journey ends, I hope everybody embraced what we felt emotionally was impactful to his character. I think that the Russos mentioning that it would be great that he gets acknowledged for the endeavor that he did.”
“Just speaking to any directors being able to put all these characters on screen, it really just … It couldn’t have happened in Phase One,” continues the producer. “We obviously couldn’t have started a movie like this and dump all these characters in and have people actually know who they are. It took time. I think that’s the biggest thing is it time allowed us to be able to get to the point to be able to make this movie because we were allowed the time and the opportunity to tell each and every one of their stories separately before we gathered them all together.”
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The Oscars don’t particularly love superhero movies, including Marvel Studios movies, which had failed to win a single award until Black Panther. The massive conclusion is that the Avengers saga will likely receive the same sort of Oscar campaign that Infinity War did. Screeners promote a film in a wide range of categories. As the actor with the most significant emotional arc in Endgame, handed scenes of immense drama and plenty of trademark Tony Stark quips, Downey is the logical actor to pick out of the massive ensemble for a supporting-actor campaign. Unlike Michael B. Jordan who played Black Panther Downey has had 11 years to cement his character in the pop-culture consciousness, taking audiences on a journey from the selfish genius of Iron Man to the father in Endgame trying to save the world without wiping his daughter out of existence.