Robert Downey, Jr. is to be honored with a Disney Legend Award. The actor will be recognized for his work playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, which fall under Disney’s banner, at the D23 Expo in August. Jon Favreau, the man who cast the actor in the role and directed and starred in the first two Iron Man films, will also be awarded the same accolade. Darth Vader voice actor James Earl Jones, movie composer Hans Zimmer, Bette Midler, ABC News broadcaster Diane Sawyer, and Mulan actress Ming-Na Wen are also among those who will be honoured at D23.
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The 2019 Disney Legends have been revealed! Ming-Na Wen, Robert Downey Jr., Bette Midler, and more will be honored at this year's @DisneyD23 Expo: https://t.co/ClogZvkMBu #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/jWrNO0E98B
— Disney (@Disney) May 16, 2019