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Chris Evans wished Robert Downey Jr. a happy birthday with a classic line from Avengers: Endgame. Downey Jr. is more than likely celebrating his 55th birthday indoors and practicing social distancing with a few family members. There will not be a huge party with dozens of people, though he could do so digitally through the use of social media. Regardless, the former Captain America actor is making sure Downey Jr.'s birthday does not go unnoticed.
Robert Downey Jr. started the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first Iron Man movie in 2008. Chris Evans later followed in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the two had instant chemistry together on the big screen when it came time for 2012's The Avengers. Now, Chris Evans is wishing Downey Jr. a very happy birthday. He posted an image of the two in character at Avengers HQ and captioned it with, 'Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorites! Love you 3000,' which is now a classic line from Avengers: Endgame.
Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorites! Love you 3000, @RobertDowneyJrpic.twitter.com/xkJmOivAdw— Chris Evans @ChrisEvans April 4, 2020
'I love you 3000' is what Tony Stark tells his daughter early on in Avengers: Endgame. Stark has seemingly given up on the idea of returning to the superhero world after the events of Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War. So, he starts the movie out as a somewhat content family man out in the country. However, when Earth's Mightiest Heroes try to get the band together, Stark, begins to get pulled back into the world, despite denying it early on. Before we know it, he's looking for ways to work with the Pym Particles to get the time heist plan going.
From there, MCU finally see Steve Rogers and Tony Stark bury the hatchet after years of strife. It was the closure that many felt the characters needed and it was inevitable. In real-life, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. also needed some closure with the superhero world. Both actor frontloaded fans by teasing that Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame could be the end of the line for their days within the MCU, which wasn't exactly what everybody wanted to hear. After years of training and intense shooting days, Evans and Downey Jr. were ready for a much-needed breather.
So, Avengers: Endgame gave Steve Rogers and Tony Stark proper send offs. Stark went from the billionaire, self-involved brat to the hero who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the universe from Thanos. Rogers, who has always done what he thought was best for others, finally did what was best for himself as he went back in time to spend his remaining years with Peggy Carter. While Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. may not share scenes on the big screen again together, they, along with the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, remain friends off the screen. You can check out Chris Evans' Twitter birthday message to Robert Downey Jr. below....
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Despite being on the job to promote The Call of the Wild, Harrison Ford has been whipping up hype for Indiana Jones 5, which reportedly starts filming in late Spring or early Summer 2020 after a series of delays and rewrites. There was also talks of rebooting the franchise with a younger actor, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy put those rumors to rest by confirming that Indy 5 would be a “continuation” with Ford still wearing the classic fedora.
In an interview with Hey U Guys, Ford addressed the lengthy development process and set some lofty goals for the fifth installment. Specifically, that he’s not interested in making a new Indiana Jones movie that doesn’t deliver the same spectacle as Marvel:
“I don’t really want to give them what they want to see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate,” said Ford. “They are used to a degree of disappointment when you revisit. Certainly, the Marvel movies have made a spectacular example of a success of worked the other way around, they killed it! Well, we’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we are in a position to kill it. We want it to be the best. We’ve got some scheduling issues and a few script things to do but we are determined to get it right before we get it made.”
Details about the film’s plots are still under wraps, but Ford did drop a tiny tidbit while sitting down with IGN:
“Well, I’m not going to share the story with you because that doesn’t seem like a good idea,” Ford began. “But we’ll see new developments in his life, his relationship. We’ll see part of his history resolved.”
As for fans who are worried that Indy 5 will be more Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and less Raiders of the Lost Ark, both George Lucas and Shia LaBeouf won’t be returning, which means no CGI gophers or Tarzan Shia moments. It’s a start.
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Harrison Ford is one actor who is no stranger to blockbuster franchises throughout his career. During an interview promoting his new film The Call of the Wild, the veteran actor weighed in on lessons he learned from the success of the MCU franchise and how he hopes to apply them to the planned Indiana Jones 5.'I don't really want to give them what they want to see, I want to give them something they didn't anticipate. They are used to a degree of disappointment when you revisit. Certainly, the Marvel movies have made a spectacular example of a success of worked the other way around, they killed it! Well, we're not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we are in a position to kill it. We want it to be the best. We've got some scheduling issues and a few script things to do but we are determined to get it right before we get it made.'
Certainly welcome news for fans of the Indiana Jones franchise, who have been burned in the past, particularly by the fourth Indiana Jones movie which was widely criticized for failing to capture the spirit of the original trilogy. There were concerns in certain fan quarters that the studio saw the series as nothing but a cash cow and would continue to pump out one sub-standard film in the franchise after another, and even bring in a new actor to play Jones.
These fears had previously been negated by Harrison Ford, with him asserting that he will continue to be the one to play the adventurous archeologist, and the character will retire along with him. And now it seems the actor is keeping a close eye on developments for the fifth Indy movie with a view to make sure it is something that fans can be surprised as well as entertained by.The reference to Marvel's success is yet another example of the powerful hold the MCU has over the imaginations of Hollywood studios. There have been multiple attempts to replicate Marvel's success with other cinematic universes, like Universal's Dark Universe consisting of Dracula, The Werewolf and their sinister ilk, Legendary's Monsterverse featuring Godzilla and his kaiju cronies, and of course, the DCEU.
None of these universes have managed to maintain the kind of consistent success that the MCU enjoys, so it is understandable that Marvel's cinematic universe would now be considered the gold standard against which to measure the success of other franchises.
Ford himself has managed to stay out of the MCU up to this point, but interestingly the MCU has already tipped its hat to Indiana Jones in the past. Fans of the original Guardians of the Galaxy will remember that the leader of the Guardians, Peter Quill, was a galaxy hopping bounty hunter with more than a few similarities to Jones. In fact, the very first scene in the film, where Quill enters an alien temple to retrieve an infinity stone, was a reworking of the famous scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy retrieves a golden idol from a similar-looking location. This story...