After the lost year that was 2020, it feels like Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame was released a decade ago, but it’s actually only been two years. In fact, it has been exactly two years, as it was on April 26, 2019 that the epic Marvel blockbuster first arrived in theaters around the world. It’s an event that fans have been celebrating on social media, and the movie’s directors shared some cool behind-the-scenes photos, but Robert Downey Jr. has unquestionably delivered the present of the day, as he has posted footage from the moment when Tony Stark snaps the nano gauntlet and destroys Thanos and his army.
The post on Twitter came with a short and sweet message to fans with the hashtag #ILoveYouAll3000, but it’s definitely the video that has our attention. It’s only 25 seconds long, and it doesn’t feature any dialogue, but you can still get all of the emotion of the moment from Robert Downey Jr’s face (not to mention that the sound of the snap emotionally echoes):
I might very effectively be mistaken right here, nevertheless it’s potential that the footage shared by Robert Downey Jr. is from the unique model of Tony Stark’s demise – because the second was notably reshot when Avengers: Endgame was in post-production. It was editor Jeff Ford who got here up with the thought for the hero to reply to Thanos’ “I’m inevitable” with “And I’m Iron Man,” and the scene was redone on a studio lot in Los Angeles (humorous sufficient, it was the identical location the place Downey Jr. first display screen examined for the Marvel function). What we see within the behind-the-scenes video above could also be from the scene that was filmed throughout principal pictures in Atlanta, however except somebody from the manufacturing confirms it we can’t actually know. It additionally might simply be that the star did quite a lot of takes, together with one the place he took a peaceable beat after delivering his iconic line. Or this might simply be from an on-set rehearsal. Regardless, it is superior that we get to observe the efficiency in its rawest kind.