Shifting Expectations: Brie Larson, Henry Cavill, and Robert Downey Jr. on Their Lives Beyond Iconic Roles
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given birth to some of the most iconic characters in superhero pop culture. Brie Larson played the role of Captain Marvel, Henry Cavill portrayed Superman, and Robert Downey Jr. brought Iron Man to life. These roles not only defined their careers but also shaped their lives. However, as these actors move on from their superhero personas, they face new challenges, opportunities, and expectations. In this article, we take a closer look at Brie Larson’s experience filming Fast and Furious, Henry Cavill’s passion for wildlife conservation, and Robert Downey Jr.’s thoughts on playing a different superhero.
Brie Larson: Lowering Expectations for Action Scenes in Fast X
Adjusting to Grounded Action Scenes
Brie Larson is set to beat up some goons by herself in the latest entry of the Fast and Furious franchise in the role of Tess, the daughter of Mr. Nobody.
A New Experience
Although the actress is not new to crafting action sequences, following her experience in the Superhero genre, adjusting to a more grounded approach to action scenes was a new experience for her.
Even though the Marvel star had a blast filming Fast X, on her quest of shifting from the MCU to Fast and Furious, the actress had to temper her expectations regarding the action sequences.
A Learning Experience
The Captain Marvel star explained her adjustment to filming more grounded action sequences by stating, “I had to make an adjustment because really the only fight sequences I had done, I have extreme power. If I punch, then someone’s on a ratchet flying across the room. So I had to learn to temper my expectations with this one—to just go down.”
Despite not having the power of wrecking spaceships in Fast X, Brie Larson didn’t regret working on the film. The Marvel star explained that working on her first Fast and Furious movie was a delightful experience and she had an amazing time filming her action scenes in the film.
Henry Cavill: Wildlife Conservation and Animal Love
A Durrell Wildlife Park Ambassador
Henry Cavil is an animal lover, as proven by his Instagram photos with his dog. Not only do the photographs show how concerned Cavil is about the animals on Earth, but so do his activities to help them. In 2014, the Man of Steel actor teamed up with Durrell Wildlife Park to help conserve the world’s most endangered species. Since then, he has been the Durrell Wildlife Park ambassador.
Anyone who hasn’t heard of the Durrell Challenge should know that it is a 13km road racing event, kindly organized by Butterfield, that raises important funds to help fulfill the essential role of saving some of the most endangered species of wildlife. As the ambassador for Durrell Wildlife Park, Henry Cavill is also involved in this long-term effort to save the world’s threatened animals.
Adopting a Fruit Bat
In 2015, Cavill made headlines when social media was flooded with news of Cavill adopting a bat. The Batman Vs Superman actor adopted a fruit bat who had the same name as his co-star Ben Affleck. The bat’s name is Ben. Cavill’s pet Ben was a newborn fruitbat, and in the wild, fruit bats face major risks.
Cavill’s Love for his Dog Kal
Cavill enjoys spending time with animals, and his Instagram feed is frequently loaded with adorable animal faces. The actor has an affinity for animals and wildlife. The 40-year-old actor has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Durrell Wildlife Park’s objectives are met. Cavill has a dog named Kal that he is very close to.
Robert Downey Jr.: Playing Another Superhero?
Iconic Portrayal of Iron Man
Standing at the top of his professional field, Robert Downey Jr. became an international icon and legend of entertainment with his portrayal of Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which saw him reprise the role eleven times.
RDJ’s Interest in Playing Another Superhero: Hawkeye
In a questionnaire that was answered by children on BBC Radio One, Downey Jr. was asked as to which characters he would enjoy playing in the MCU and one of his answers may surprise you. Downey Jr. responded by saying, “I can’t think of any red-blooded American boy that didn’t imagine themselves as Spider-Man growing up.” However, he stated that he would enjoy playing Hawkeye, given that he’s a Jeremy Renner fan and admires the character’s non-superpowered attributes.
In the end, these actors continue to redefine their careers, push their boundaries, and embrace new challenges. While their iconic roles will always influence their lives, they still have a lot to offer outside the superhero genre. Whether it’s Brie Larson’s action-packed adventures, Henry Cavill’s dedication to wildlife conservation, or Robert Downey Jr.’s interest in playing another beloved superhero, these actors prove that their talents and passions extend far beyond their famous characters.
1. Will Brie Larson continue to play Captain Marvel?
As of now, there’s no confirmation whether Brie Larson will continue to play Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, she has expressed interest in playing the character again and continuing her character’s journey.
2. What other animals has Henry Cavill adopted?
Besides adopting a fruit bat named Ben, Henry Cavill also has a dog named Kal, as well as a turtle and a cat.
3. Who else portrayed Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr.?
Robert Downey Jr. was the first actor to portray Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, there have been other actors who played Tony Stark in various other adaptations, such as Robert Hays in the 1990s Iron Man animated series.
4. Has Robert Downey Jr. played any other superheroes besides Iron Man?
Robert Downey Jr. played the role of Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock Holmes films and Charlie Chaplin in the biopic Chaplin. While these characters are not superheroes, they are iconic figures in pop culture.
5. Will there be another Godzilla movie after Godzilla V.S Kong?
There’s no confirmation of another Godzilla movie after Godzilla V.S Kong. However, given the popularity of the Monsterverse franchise, it’s possible that another film may be in the works.