Getting free and ready access to Hollywood stars during the shoots of major productions are a modern luxury that is becoming a larger part of the fan experience. Seeing part of the process made right before our eyes, a key member of the cast of Avengers: Infinity War allowed the cameras to go inside the studio ahead of the April 25, 2018 release.
Despite filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo demanding his presence on set, Robert Downey Jr. cut a relaxed figure as he was asked about a number of topics for a Facebook live session. Not always going according to script, the friendly back and forth indicates that the energy and enthusiasm for the grand scale picture is a joy to make.
Captain A Still On Tony's S List
"As promised, sorry we're running a little late," started Downey Jr. "Night shooting and all. Hey guys, I'm here on the set of Avengers: Infinity War - God this movie is going to be so epic. It's so big in fact that I had to up my game a bit for this one. So I got my own camera guy, he just follow me around the set - say 'Hi' to the fans camera guy," before said cameraman gives a thumbs up.
"So today I am here to answer your questions - Facebook, what have you got for me?" With Tom Holland's voice coming across to reveal himself as the cameraman, the Englishman asks, "So ahh... what excites you most about being back with The Avengers?" says Holland. "Well I can't give too much away," replied the Iron Man star. "This literally feels like the second greatest story every told. There's so many interesting characters, so many interesting stories, so many surprises."
"If you could have any other Iron Man armor, which one would you like to take from the set?" asks Holland. "I still fondly remember the Mark 42 from Iron Man 3. Excellent question, keep them rolling." Holland then responds, "Are you and Captain America still not getting along?" as Downey Jr. admits, "That is correct. He is on my 'S' list."
Iron Man Cuts Star-Lord's Time Short
"What has changed about Tony Stark the most since playing the first Iron Man?" quizzed Holland as he scrambles around for an appropriate question. "Well I guess he's matured a little bit. I think what's changed is the universe around him, honestly if you think about it, right? I mean there is so many offshoots now, Peter Parker is in the mix. Guardians (of the Galaxy) are on fire -"
Downey Jr. is then interrupted by directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Going on to list Tony Stark, Peter Parker and Vision as their ideal trio to take to the beach, the cameraman pushes for more questions to come through before they head off to do their job.
"Will Spider-Man be in this movie, can you answer that?" asked Holland. "Oh, that's a good one," started Downey Jr. "I don't know if I can say," he remarked sheepishly. "I will punt that one to my camera guy." As Holland flicks the camera back on himself with CGI implants spotted across his face, the youngster says, "I think it's pretty safe to say he's going to be in the movie. We're going to have a lot of fun!"
Chris Pratt then stormed onto set and pondered if Facebook Live had any questions for him, before Downey Jr. gave the cut sign to end the broadcast abruptly.