In Avengers, Iron Man created the ultimate sacrifice: Endgame and some fans are still reeling to lose their favourite hero. One Italian fan wished to make sure nobody forgot the fictional sacrifice of Tony Stark. Daniele Basso developed an Iron Man sculpture in Forte dei Marmi, which stands on a marble slab. Although this work lions Iron Man, the sculpture is known as “Man of Steel,” capturing the hero that takes his signature super hero off the first film.
First monument dedicated
“The first monument dedicated to Iron Man in the year of his cinematographic death celebrates Tony Stark, the man who used his great wealth to fight for the ideals in which he believed…” The inscription reads, “Reminding us that we are the protagonists of our era. That the future of humanity depends on our decisions… that all of us must be heroes!”
“Art is an opportunity”
Basso said, “Art, for me, is an opportunity to communicate important messages through beauty. The opportunity to remind us of our individual and collective identity. To stimulate consciences … Superheroes talks to the child we always have in our souls. They remember us the sense and the meaning to do the right thing.”
“I like the Tony Stark character, who is not always right. [He’s] a man with his imperfections, but uses all his influence and power to help others. So, I wanted to remember this, which is my vision, the reason I choose Iron Man to send this message to the community … I wanted to remember, [even] in the wonderful and luxury of Forte dei Marmi (and in the crazy and funny Italian summer) the importance of our choices and behavior in every day life,” he concluded.
Fans expect return of Tony
This statue was a nice gesture but fans have to come to the realization that Robert Downey Jr. is really done with these movies. Some fans are still hoping for some sort of return down the pipe. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Endgame directors the Russo Brothers have all said that is not the case. That won’t stop the fans from hoping, wishing, and paying their respects.