Here's What Nolan's Avengers Would've Looked Like, According to Him and Downey Jr.
Oppenheimer’s release led some fans to think: what if Nolan was behind the Avengers franchise? The director himself and Robert Downey Jr. discussed this possibility.
Christopher Nolan is trending again thanks to the recent release of his new 3-hour-long biopic about the father of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer. The director is all over the news and as all the spotlights are on him, he’s getting invited to all the various interviews, podcasts, and shows to discuss both his new and older works.
A few days ago, Christopher Nolan and Robert Downey Jr. who played a secondary role in Oppenheimer (which, as far as the audience is concerned, should totally bring him an Oscar) were invited to WIRED’s most popular YouTube show — answering the web’s most searched questions about them.
While this interview was a lot of fun in itself, it also raised quite a few peculiar questions and speculations, including “What if Christopher Nolan directed The Avengers?” Apparently, many people have googled this question (for some unknown reasons), so the director and the actor speculated on the topic together.
“Whoa, that is the Multiverse conundrum. [Addressing RDJ] Having worked with you on Oppenheimer, there’d probably be a lot too much Tony Stark. You’d be running away with the movie a little bit. Would you be prepared to get on one of those jet packs, the ones they make for real?” Nolan replied with a smile.
Robert Downey Jr. agreed that he would’ve jumped on the jet pack in the director asked him to (and pointed out that he was running away with the movie regardless) — and then decided to get cheeky and give his own answer to the original question.
“If Christopher Nolan had directed The Avengers, we would still be shooting it,” the actor commented with a grin, and the two of them laughed.
So from what we’ve gathered, Nolan’s Avengers would’ve been really Iron Man-centered, filled with practical effects (because of course), and would’ve required RDJ to pull off a few stunts on his own, including flying jet packs. And the movie would’ve still been in production since The Avengers on practical effects is tough.
Doesn’t sound half bad if you ask us.
Source: WIRED via YouTube