In an interview, when Joe Russo was confronted with a question regarding which superhero would Salman Khan and Rajinikanth make best. He said The Hulk and Iron Man respectively for the two actors.
Joe Russo’s visit to India has led the Marvel Cinematic Universe getting its share of Indian superheroes. Earlier, Joe had revealed that he loved the cinematography of Salman Khan’s Dabangg and also how a particular scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron was inspired from Rajinikanth’s Robot, but it did not make it to the final cut.
In the follow up, the director was asked that if he had to choose an Avengers’ character that would best suite these two actors, which characters would he pick? Joe, at first, chose the Hulk for Salman. He then pointed out that Rajinikanth would be best suited to play Iron Man.