The world is counting down the final 10 days to Avengers: Infinity War’s release which will hit the screens on April 27 and in the lieu of that, Marvel held a fane event and press conference at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on Sunday morning. The event was attended by Joe Russo (director), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and Karen Gillan (Nebula). The fan following is vast and even after 14 films, it is growing every day. The trick, says actor Robert Downey Jr., is never to repeat something, even if it has proven to be successful in the past.
The 53-year-old, who plays the hugely popular superhero Iron Man in the franchise, told regional media at a press conference at Marina Bay Sands, “I read in some magazine that the No. 1 fan-voted moment was the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War (2016), because there are so many superheroes at once. But people don’t want a repeat of what’s worked well. The challenge this time was how do we expand something without repeating something that has been executed well before. It’s the anti-process if you will. Because usually, if something works, you just keep doing that.”
The film’s director, Joe Russo who was last in Singapore to promote Captain America: Civil War said: “All along, I have supported Team Iron Man, honestly. I was here (the last time) with Team Cap as a favour to Chris. But I absolutely love Singapore. The fans are the best in the world. We’re all very happy to be here.”
Russo also talked about the absence of Hawkeye from any footage of posters: “Logistically, this was the most complicated movie to put together in history. We shut down Hollywood for a year because we had every actor working in the business scheduled somewhere in the movie. We did not forget the twice-nominated Renner – and those are Oscars nominations, by the way. We have a really interesting story cooked up for Hawkeye, so I would say, patience is a virtue. We did not forget Hawkeye.”