Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. confessed that they didn’t understand their characters’ lines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe very well.
Interpreters of Dr. Bruce Banner, the Hulk, and Tony Stark, the Iron Man, the two were often seen in laboratories and talking about physics and science.
With that, the two participated in Variety magazine’s Actors on Actors panel and, during the chat, they remembered their times together at Marvel.
During a part of the conversation, Ruffalo asks what Downey’s strategy was for memorizing Oppenheimer’s dialogue, which takes them back to the Avengers.
“In the Marvel days, everything could change, or we could be talking to a tennis ball. And you and I, the science guys, we had these long passages about unintelligible jargon…,” recalls Downey.
“… nonsense”, adds Ruffalo.
“But it was important to us because we know it was important to the characters,” says Downey.
“Yes, but we didn’t know what that was, what that meant”, confesses Ruffalo.
It’s worth remembering that recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige ruled out the possibility of bringing the original Avengers back to the screen.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Feige completely ruled out the return of Iron Man and the original Avengers in some future phase of the MCU.
“Let’s keep that moment and not touch it again,” he said, about Stark’s emotional farewell. “We’ve all worked hard for years to get to that moment, and we don’t want to magically undo it in any way.”
As a result, Marvel currently has only one film planned to hit theaters in 2024, Deadpool 3. On the other hand, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty recently lost its director, Daniel Destin Cretton.