Avengers: Endgame’s Robert Downey Jr’s ‘Funeral Scene’ Was ‘The Wedding’ For The Cast 

Robert Downey Jr. is a Hollywood star known for his iconic role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His last portrayal in the Avengers: Endgame has left a permanent mark on the hearts of several fans.

Challenging Scene:

During Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark, sacrificed his life to save the world and was buried in the film. In this scene, the biggest characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who contributed to the destruction of Thanos’ army paid respect to him. The scene was particularly difficult to film as it took an entire year to plan and get all the heroes together in one frame.

Planning and Rehearsals:

The Russo Brothers, popularly known as Anthony and Joe Russo, shared during an appearance on the Smartless podcast that they referred to the scene as the wedding, as it took a year to plan and several months to plan out the shot. They scouted the location multiple times and rehearsed the shot rigorously.

Concealment and Secrecy:

To avoid carefully planned sequence leaks, the directors informed the cast that they would be filming a wedding scene, likely involving Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and his love interest Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow. Only a few people, including Paltrow, were aware of the precise sequence that was going to be shot at the time.


Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Avengers series has made a permanent mark in the hearts of several fans. The challenging scene of his burial in the Avengers: Endgame took an entire year to plan and get all the heroes together in one frame. The Russo Brothers rehearsed the shot rigorously, and the scene stunned viewers when it debuted in theatres. The concealment and secrecy maintained by the directors ensured that the sequence was not leaked before the movie’s release.

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