Jeff Bridges: ‘Iron Man’ Is ‘the Best Marvel Movie,’ but It ‘Drove Me Absolutely Crazy’
Over 14 years later and Jeff Bridges is spilling all the details on the genre-shaking production behind “Iron Man.”The 2008 kickoff to the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, and Bridges was helmed by Jon Favreau, whom Bridges called a “great filmmaker” during a career retrospective video for Vanity Fair.
However, Marvel didn’t make Favreau’s job any easier at the time.“It was Marvel’s first adventure into making movies.
It was so lucky to have Jon on there and [Robert] Downey, because both of them are so, they’re terrific improvisers, and we spent a couple of weeks working on the script and rehearsing together, because we didn’t like the original script and we thought, ‘Oh yeah, we fixed this, fixed that,’” Bridges explained.He continued, “And then came the first day of shooting, and Marvel kind of threw out our script
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