I recently had the pleasure of attending a film symposium. I wasn’t masking it but thought I would gather info for a later piece. Besides, I don’t want an excuse to spend a day talking about movies. Don’t let the phrase get round, but I’d do it at no cost.
Imagine my shock after i found a rep casting Marvel movies was there. It was embarrassing. Instead of bombarding her like the nerds, I stalked her until she innocently stepped out of a restroom. The preliminary alarm in her eyes dissipated after a couple of minutes. I feel my first question eased her thoughts.
“How do you assume,” I requested, “the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man changed tremendous-hero films?”
I would written on the topic earlier than, but this was the first time I might presented the concept to a person that had actual labored on the films. Before “Iron Man,” superhero casting was usually primarily based on the concept that it did not matter who performed the character. Actors like Adam West, Lynda Carter and Christopher Reeve had been relative unknowns before changing into worldwide stars after putting on tights. It wasn’t until Tim Burton boldly cast Michael Keaton as Batman that we first saw a recognizable face in a superhero costume. Fans had been outraged as Keaton had no repute for heroics. Keaton himself was weary, however had faith from engaged on “Beetlejuice” with Burton.
She agreed that, regardless of Downey’s storied past, is was a fortuitous move. Downey was an Oscar nominated performer and praised for his performances in even dangerous films. His selecting to act in Marvel motion pictures created a cache not usually seen in the style. He was lauded for his efficiency in “Iron Man” and turned the anchor for what an actor might bring to any efficiency.
The appearing in the primary “Iron Man” movie and its success (as effectively because the affect of performers like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men movies) made Marvel fertile ground for actors that stopped seeing superhero movies as being beneath them. Leading men like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth got here into the fold. We both agreed actors like Paul Rudd and Mark Ruffalo – serious actors not recognized for well-liked fare – made a second-tier character like Ant-Man and the misused Hulk into viable viewers attracts and characters, respectively. It’s why the upcoming “Dr. Unusual,” headlined by the intense Benedict Cumberbatch, is extremely anticipated.
It was an ideal conversation. Although I feel I pushed it too far after i pressed – I imply, pressed! – for data about Marvel’s plans for Spider-Man, Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy. She couldn’t get away from me quick sufficient. And that i did my damnedest to sustain.