Robert Downey Jr Nods to Joseph Campbell in Explaining Iron Man Resolution

Writer, Jonah Schuhart discussed comments made by Robert Downey Jr. about the resolution of his Iron Man character, where Downey nods to Joseph Campbell and his work around the hero. Quoting Downey, Schuhart writes, “…Iron Man is just a taste of the determined hero we see at the end of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ It’s why he says those same words, ‘I am Iron Man’ just before sacrificing himself. He is accepting the role of a hero. Robert Downey Jr. pointed to this being “the great Joseph Campbell mythology of [Tony Stark]” as a character who goes from selfish to selfless.”

To read Schuhart’s article on Looper, click here.

To view Downey speaking about Campbell on The Off Camera Show, click here.

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From Looper on June 4, 2021