flange5 replied to your post:Woooow that RDJ quote is everything I never ever…
I think the quote is poorly worded but what he’s trying to say is that Tony’s the only one with a stable domestic life and he’s trying to *have* one and keep it and that causes tension with his viewpoint vs. the rest of the team. The poor word choice is “guise” bc is it implies he doesn’t have the morals, that they’re a facade. I think RDJ’s other interviews have made clear he doesn’t take that tack with the character. I haven’t read the quote in context, but considering the trailers and that quote, he’s pointing up that conflict-that Tony has a home, a default that isn’t the Avengers, and the rest don’t. I have to wonder if he loses it in this movie bc he prioritizes wrong. That’s a very Whedon thing & would lead right to CW stuff.
But I think there’s a combination of a bad word choice on RDJ’s part & people misreading and really jumping the gun here. He doesn’t say that Tony doesn’t have a moral compass & does everything for Pepper. It doesn’t make sense in the movies. At least that’s not how I parsed it. *shrug*
yes, well, personally i’ve been very defensive and pessimistic lately (”lately” being a loose term covering everything starting like a month after IM3), and obviously nitpicking at every single thing and jumping at the worst-case scenario conclusions. i came across that quote/got that ask at around 6 AM yesterday, and then i slept on my pessimistic ponderings. plus, i think i have lots of clear biases affecting everything i say. i don’t have a problem with the idea of tony having a domestic life, i just have lots of particular IM3 problems that clearly color my outlook on pepper/tony moving forward from that movie. i just really don’t think that the movie lived up to that particular happy ending, so i have trouble swallowing it
why not let tony catch pepper??? my god why not have him achieve that ONE END GOAL and then have pepper kill killian, instead of shoving what to me felt like artificial confidence down my throat?? anyway)
anyway, i… really don’t think whedon would mess with that or that tony might lose his home? especially because pepper isn’t even in AOU, and she likely won’t play a large part in CW. i mean maybe i’m just being uncharacteristically optimistic here, but i can’t IMAGINE that the shaking of the pepperony foundation would be a side remark in any of those movies. certainly not at this point. like you can’t have three movies hyping up the two of them and then have them fall apart during movies that would likely not directly address that. i mean oh god pepper isn’t even in AOU. i refuse to believe the MCU is that far gone as far as delivering proper development goes………….. buuuuut i’m sweating nervously now
honestly, i’m sweating nervously when it comes to everything (……..excluding the fact that tony will pilot the quinjet). that’s why i’m immensely defensive and pessimistic 24/7