Disney’s final fan event D23 Expo started with a mini “Iron Man” reunion with Hollywood charismatic Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau getting the Disney Legend to honor together. They were named as Disney Legends at the 2019 Disney Legends Awards ceremony here on Friday.
Loud cheers, ‘RDJ’ chants and ‘I love you 3000’ message welcomed Downey Jr. as he entered the hall and went to meet Favreau. He also captured the moment with a selfie.
Downey Jr., who won hearts all over the world as the mysterious superhero Iron Man, bid adieu for his superhero avatar with “Avengers: Endgame” this year. But it has etched a permanent place in the heart as well as the Disney world.
“It is beautiful. I had a feeling that today will be beautiful. I am happy among such a rich and diverse group of human beings, reflecting the many challenges of life through the lens of creative expression for all Seeking to do, “said the actor, whose 2008 film” Iron Man “kicked off stage one of the Marvel cinematic universe.
Downey Jr. entered Disney World in 2006 with a remake of “Shaggy Dog.” He went on to win hearts with his celebrated performance as Tony Stark as Iron Man. The role merged with his puzzle and charisma, which seemed to match his real-life personality, leading the iconic film franchises “Iron Man” and “Avengers.” Iron Man’s popularity was well used to bring back the “Spider-Man” franchise, introducing Tom Holland as the new Web-Slinger.
“For my part, Tony Sports over several years, the thematic concept that technology can guide our species towards knowledge or destruction, has been a very worthwhile and ongoing meditation. Honestly, it’s a great gift Has been, “he said.
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