Iron Man fans are absolutely loving BossLogic’s cheeseburger tribute to the man who started the MCU. Today is the 12 year anniversary of the first movie’s release and there have been many social media posts all about Robert Downey Jr. changing the game forever. Not a day goes by on Twitter without a fan lobbying for an Iron Man return after his sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. Funnily enough, Joe Russo and Downey himself teased a possible reunion earlier this week. It makes sense for both Russo brothers to miss the Marvel actor. After Endgame hit theaters, the directors were adamant that Downey deserved a shot for an Academy Award because of how much the film connected with audiences worldwide.
“We don’t make movies for awards." Joe Russo said. "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.”
“His cumulative body of work from these movies is staggering,” he had previously said. “If you look at the work over just even the last four [Marvel] films he’s done, it’s phenomenal. . . . He deserves an Oscar perhaps more than anyone in the last 40 years because of the way that he has motivated popular culture."
“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 continued. “There were people bawling in movie theaters, 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 Trihn Tran were also in on lobbying for Downey to have his chance at the trophy.
"I mean that would be great, right?" Tran explained to ComicBook.com last 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."
Did you watch Iron Man today? Let us know in the comments! Check out the responses down below:
Love the "I Love You 3000" rings! Nice touch!! pic.twitter.com/H4hm3elP8K— ZMegaManiaXYZ (@ZMegaManiaXYZ) May 3, 2020
👀 Is that a 7th Infinity Stone? pic.twitter.com/rEfOy8RlM9— Joshua Munené (Muh-NEH-nay) Jr (@Pixi_Native) May 3, 2020
BIG if true
Deadpool has the 7th infinity stone— Awesome Antics ⚡ (@antics_awesome) May 3, 2020
K I N G
our king!— Team Downey 🎩 (@TeamDowney1965) May 3, 2020
The infinity stones on the crown was a nice touch! 👑— Wasteland Dude (@wasteland_dude) May 3, 2020
Chicken fries on deck
We need a Burger King Movie starring DowneyJr 😂— Rigbone 64 (@CharmaineChens1) May 3, 2020
Put it in the MoMA
This belongs in a museum.— Jas is watching spider-verse again (@Pir8Tia) May 3, 2020
You knew it was coming
I love this 3000— Awesome Antics ⚡ (@antics_awesome) May 3, 2020
So many emotions
To bring together a group of remarkable people— AMIT KUMAR (@The_Amit_Legend) May 3, 2020
Awesome 3000!👏😄❤💕💞— ANDY BARBER'S BLUE EYES💙💙 (@mythos1014) May 3, 2020
😆😆😆😆😆😆 this is amazing— 🎀(ง •̀_•́)งICDTAD💥 (@Mrs_Schecter) May 3, 2020
Legend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MURKARqVHH— Emmekai Green (@Emmekai_Green16) May 3, 2020
So much going on in this tweet
Why's he wearing the Heart of the Ocean in his hand? Is Iron Man actually Rose DeWitt? 😁— Phrodlogg*QUEDATE EN CASA, IMBÉCIL* (@Monquit3st) May 3, 2020
WOW. that took a turn
Brilliant— Robbie G (@RawbbieG) May 3, 2020
This is so cool! His Majesty King Robert Downey The Second did LOVE his Cheeseburgers... pic.twitter.com/8DUvNNkyeE— Binoy Mathew (@MrMathewJr) May 3, 2020