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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Robert Downey Jr hopes the Avengers doesn't suck

MTV caught up with Robert Downey Jr and asked what he hoped for in the Avengers movie.

“If we don’t get it right it’s really, really going to suck,” said Downey. “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.”

However, in taking on the role of a key member of the Avengers to such digital fanfare, Downey has in a sense become the face of the operation — at least until other Marvel films such as “Captain America” and “Thor” get made (and, likewise, until Marvel figures out how to handle the Hulk). To a lesser actor, this seems like an insurmountable amount of pressure, but Downey remains level-headed, and like any good soldier, knows he’s got a job to do, knows he’s already got a solid team at his side, and looks forward to seeing how the other films will play into the “Avengers.”

“I think its important that I do what I’m supposed to do which is keep my side of the street clean,” said Downey. “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.”

How do you think they'll integrate Thor into the Avengers? Will they go the peace loving hippy Ultimates version or the "I say thee nay" version of the original Marvel Universe? Who should play Thor? Should they follow the original Ultimates storyline where they fight the Hulk in the opening scenes and then stash Banner in the vaults, before taking on the shape shifting Skrulls? Will Hawkeye be in it?
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