Robert Downey Jr, or as I like to affectionately call him, RDJ recently sat down with MTV and discussed the much anticipated Marvel team up movie, The Avengers. Knowing the responsibility that comes along with portraying Tony Stark/Iron Man, Downey acknowledges that everyone involved with this project has their work cut out for them.
“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.”
More of the interview after the jump.
Downey and Don Cheadle are the only actors signed on to The Avengers project thus far, and the casting hasn’t been confirmed for Ed Norton’s Hulk. Right now, Downey chooses to focus on his character, and making sure that he stays as legitimate in the sequels as he did in the original.
“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.”
I like the way this guy thinks. This is going to be a big movie, but its going to be an even bigger gamble. Let’s hope everyone else shares Downey’s work ethic, because we all know what happens when you have too many cooks in the kitchen.