Robert Downey Jr. Hopes The Avengers Doesn't Suck - Same Here!
While we wait for Marvel to figure out who to cast as Thor and Captain America, we can safely know that Robert Downey Jr. will return star as Tony Stark / Iron Man in The Avengers movie. So if there's one man to get some early details out of on what we can all hope will be the absolute geek dream come 2011, it's Downey Jr. MTV caught up with him on the set of Sherlock Holmes in London and got a few interesting eye-brow-raising details out of him. We don't really know too much about The Avengers at the moment, mainly because Marvel is trying to focus on the other solo movies first, but of course we all want to know about who is in the cast and crew and what's going on with it, so let's dive right into this update.
"If we don't get it right it's really, really going to suck," he told MTV. "It has to be the crowning blow of Marvel's best and brightest because it's the hardest thing to get right. It's tough to spin all the plates for one of these characters." Amen to that! Anyone else relieved to hear that the guy playing Tony Stark is this invested in making The Avengers right? He continues: "I think its important that I do what Im supposed to do which is keep my side of the street clean. The danger you run with colliding all these worlds is [director] Jon [Favreau] was very certain that Iron Man should be set in a very realistic world. Nothing that happened in Iron Man is really outside the realm of possibility. Once you start talking about Valhalla and supersized super soldiers and jolly green giants it warrants much further discussion."
Whoa, is Downey Jr. hinting that Giant-Man might be showing up in The Avengers, too? Captain America ain't no supersized super solider! Back in June Favreau also let slip that "the ones Marvel [are] talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that." Comic book gurus will note that Ant-Man eventually became Giant-Man, at least in some stories like The Ultimates. So that might make this early speculation not too far-fetched of a possibility. Whatever the case, even if he did just make a Freudian slip of sorts, at least we know that Downey Jr. is making sure The Avengers turns out the way it should - which coincidentally mirrors Tony Stark in the actual comic books, too. Excited?