Late final yr, the leisure world mourned the loss of one of its most visionary creators, Stan Lee. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee created some of the most beloved characters in the historical past of Marvel Comics, together with Spider-Man, the X-Men, Hulk, Black Panther, and the Fantastic Four. Lee finally started showing on the massive display screen as a intelligent cameo in all of the varied Marvel movies, the place he met and befriended many of the actors who introduced his iconic characters to life. One such actor was Robert Downey Jr., who has since develop into synonymous with Iron Man, aka Tony Stark.
After enjoying Tony Stark for greater than a decade, Downey is immediately acknowledged round the world as his on-screen character. In truth, one of the final instances Downey noticed Stan Lee, the comedian creator began mistaking him for Tony Stark.
During a latest episode of The Howard Stern Show, Downey was requested about the final recollections he had with Lee. He informed the story of the scene they filmed collectively for Captain America: Civil War, during which Lee performs a supply man at the very finish of the film.
“One of the final instances I noticed him we have been capturing Civil War, and his cameo that day, was he’s I believe a UPS supply man,” Downey stated. “And he has a great line, he goes ‘I have a package for Tony Stank.'”
“That was one of the last times I saw him and the crazy thing was, he said that on the first take and he nailed it,” he continued. “And they go, ‘Alright resetting, let’s do it again.’ And after that he started saying, ‘I have a package for Robert…’ And I started [thinking] oh my God, it’s wild that even the guy who created the character thinks of me in a moment where he’s talking about the character. And I think this is so meta, Stan Lee is forgetting who I am in this moment.”
That’s acquired to be a fairly nice accolade for Downey, who has actually taken pleasure in bringing Tony Stark to life all these years.
You can watch the clip of Downey’s story in the video at the high of the web page.