Robert Downey Jr has uploaded several behind the scenes images of him shooting the finale of Avengers: Endgame and they’re so poignant and beautiful they should be enough to make any self-respecting Marvel fan immediately collapse in tears.
You can click on over to Robert Downey Jr’s Instagram page to see all ten images, which provide a detailed breakdown of the most famous finger snap in the history of cinema.
WARNING: There are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for the end of Avengers: Endgame. So if you’ve still not seen the Marvel blockbuster then you really shouldn’t read on.
The images are all the more powerful because, with the death of Tony Stark, Endgame brought an end to Robert Downey Jr’s hugely successful Marvel tenure. It’s not just been successful for the franchise, which has become the most powerful in Hollywood, but for Downey Jr, too, who is believed to have pocketed over £300 million for his repeated performances as Iron Man.
Those of you that have seen Avengers: Endgame will be very much aware that the scene Robert Downey Jr was filming in these pictures brings an end to the battle between the Avengers and Thanos.
Stark dies after using the Infinity Gauntlet and its stones, as it emits an energy that’s just too powerful for a human to contain.
Other members of the Marvel family quickly took to Instagram to praise RDJ’s pictures, with Karen Gillan writing, “This is so cool!!!!!!,” while others wrote, “I love you 3000,” in reference to a line that Stark’s daughter Morgan says to her father in the blockbuster.
Downey has been posting behind the scenes footage all week, including the cast and crew singing happy birthday to mark the 11th anniversary of the release of Iron Man.
Avengers: Endgame is still in cinemas, while Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come to an end when Spider-Man: Far From Home is released on July 5.