Since the first trailer debuted last month for “Logan,” a cottage industry has sprung up, with fans applying the same approach to other movies and characters. Just add Johnny Cash, and voila! Some of them work, while others … well, don’t.
Perhaps it’s because of his story arc, but this Iron Man mashup, fittingly titled “Stark,” strikes some emotional chords. Set to Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” (naturally), it weaves together footage from the three “Iron Man” films, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Captain America: Civil War” to trace the journey of Robert Downey Jr.‘s character.
“This is the end of the path I started us on,” Tony Stark says in the video’s closing moments.
Just as the “Logan” trailer, with its aging and weakening Wolverine, packs an extra punch because of the knowledge that it’s Hugh Jackman’s last film as the fan-favorite X-Man, this mashup may bear the weight of the realization that Downey won’t play Iron Man forever.
Or, heck, maybe he will. After all, it wasn’t that long ago when fans, and Marvel Studios excecutives, were grappling with the possibility of a Downey-less Marvel Cinematic Universe. But now, at age 51, the high-paid actor has at least three appearances as Tony Stark in his immediate future: “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled “Avengers” sequel.
No matter the year, or the decade, it seems that Robert Downey Jr. will always be Iron Man.
(via Cinema Blend)
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