Before Landing $585M Movie, Robert Downey Jr. Realized He Needs a Franchise Role.

Robert Downey Jr., the man who single-handedly fought the MCU and the only reason Marvel Studios was able to create a multibillion dollar brand, needs no introduction. 

Everyone's reaction to his having to leave the franchise when his character passed away in Avengers: Endgame was extremely devastating. 

Well, that was stipulated in the deal he signed with MCU, but boy was it difficult.Heartbreaks that no relationship can offer you, tears falling from your eyes like fountains. 

It signaled the end of a magnificent golden age of complete joy. As one of the top 100 most important persons in the world, RDJ was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. 

But things weren't always this way; despite making his acting debut at the young age of five, he had his share of ups and downs in the entertainment business.

For a very long time, Robert Downey Jr. has held the title of "man of the industry." Ever with the release of his first MCU solo, he has carried the franchise on his shoulders.

Since Iron Man essentially saved the franchise from being taken over, no other series can match the amount of attention the MCU's film output attracts. 

It wasn't until Downey saw Keanu Reeves' The Matrix, though he undoubtedly worked his way up to and through a franchise, that he realized he wanted to play the lead in a series.

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