Robert Downey Jr. Hopes The Avengers Doesn't Suck - Same Here!

November 25, 2008
Source: MTV

Tony Stark in Iron Man

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?

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all depends on who will actually be directing

Al on Nov 25, 2008


I can't stress enough how big this movie CAN be. But it can also be easy to screw up. That is great that Downey is this invested in the film. At least someone will make sure that they do the best possible job they can. It's actually good that the topic of this movie is brought up time and time again, it's about 2 1/2 years away. This gives plenty of time for them to think things through and get the right people to bring this to the big screen. I'm ultra excited!! On a side note: i went to Barnes & Nobles and saw many graphic novels on marvel, dc etc. but i didnt know where to begin. If one wanted to start visiting the life of Thor and Captain America and also The Avengers, what books should i get that start at the beginning?? Any help would be appreciated

big r on Nov 25, 2008


I hear they are looking at Schumacher! YAY NIPPLES ON EVERYONES SUITS!!!!! Oh...look CAKE!

The Rambler on Nov 25, 2008


#2- The Ultimates is an interesting take on the beginning of the avengers. It's very cinematic and a fun read.

real talk on Nov 25, 2008


Big ass Budget, based on the ultimates, get an action director, and you're set. Say, 200 million $, Ultimates, and someone like Lens Wiseman.

Darunia on Nov 25, 2008


Thanks #4

big r on Nov 25, 2008


This movie, wont suck!, robert downey jr has got it all to good for this movie to suck!, so he should really have nothing to worry about at all what so ever !!!!!!!!!!.

sean on Nov 25, 2008


If Ant-Man is in the Avengers, it will suck for sure.

rick on Nov 25, 2008


I don't green giant was a crack at Incredible Hulk. He's just jelous that his movie wasn't as good as hulk.

dac_fan on Nov 25, 2008


How are you going to incorporate the real world from movies like Iron Man and Incredible Hulk with Thor and his mythological background?

big r on Nov 25, 2008


big r... THAT'S exactly what RDJ was talking about. It's going to be very tough. Kinda like meshing the Lord of The Rings and the Star Wars universes together.

Alfredo on Nov 25, 2008


@dac_fan-You must be on some REALLY good drugs if you thought that The Incredible Hulk was better than Iron Man. Iron Man blew IH away in every aspect: acting, SFX and storyline. Hulk was good, but Iron Man was AWESOME. I think Favs should direct Avengers. He already has shown that he has the chops for it!!

AndyS on Nov 25, 2008


The Avengers existed roughly 37 years prior to any Ultimate version of the Avengers. The Avengers team this movie seem to favor is basically this original team. Please don't direct new fans to reimaginings when they need to see origins. What's the point of a revision if you've never seen the original? The revision ONLY EXISTS because of the foundation provided by the original source material.

RD on Nov 25, 2008


Not yet.

Zerge on Nov 26, 2008


Iron man has very little replay value. It gets boring after the first 2 times watching it. special fx seems less impressive and the jokes get dull. Avengers will be cool though. I hope Captain america will kick iron mans ass.

mosquito on Nov 26, 2008


#2 check out Marvel Unlimited online.

S on Nov 26, 2008


Thanks #16, will do. mosquito, that is absolutely false! I watch Iron Man every day and it never gets boring. I go out of my way to make sure i watch at least some of it, i love that movie. I love all the Marvel characters so i do hope Captain America's movie is better than Iron Man. Competition breeds success.

big r on Nov 26, 2008


Hopefully who ever is pegged as the screenwriter will flesh out the story and make it worth while. The director is just an important pick a director with a will to make this their ultimate project.

xerxex on Nov 26, 2008


I hope McG directs it . . . NOT!

Scott McHenry on Nov 26, 2008


don't deny it people, we all know the hype will be huge and the film will make alot of money but will suck like indy 4.

matt on Nov 27, 2008


The Black Nick Fury is indicative that The Avenger's Movie will be based on The Ultimates. Robert Downy,Jr mention of Giant Super Soldiers is also an indication that the movie will be based on The Ultimates. In The Non-Ultimates Universe; Giantman was never A Super Soldier. While in The Ultimates; Hank Pym was recruited by The Black Nick Fury for his Super Soldier Program. Thor in The Ultimates was portrayed as a delusional Super Being who thought he was Thor . However; when they took his belt and hammer; he was more human then God. Even the final battle with his brother; it was still questionable whether the two brothers were gods or delusional Super Beings. It is more acceptable to an audience made up of Christians, Jews, Muslims and other other religious groups to accept delusional Super Beings then to accept Norse Gods. Marvel admitted that their Spiderman Movies were based on Ultimate Spiderman and not The Amazing Spiderman. Since Marvel has already deemed The Ultimate Universe to be better for The Movie Audiences; I believe that The Avengers Movie will also be based on The Ultimates.

Ivan Arcaya on Dec 3, 2008


uhmm, you asked EXCITED? i answer, HELL 2 THE YEAH.

XD Reyes on Jan 29, 2009

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