Robert Downey, Jr: ‘There’s something a little more Han Solo than Luke’ about Iron Man in Avengers Assemble

Posted on 16 April 2012
By Matt Barden
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Marvel’s Avengers Assemble is smashing its way into cinemas this month and Robert Downey Jnr has spoken about his excitement about returning as playboy billionaire come Earth’s saviour, Tony Stark alongside the stellar lineup.

The Sherlock Holmes star also offered his opinion on how so many big-shot Hollywood egos were able to share the limelight and how he asserted his Oscar-nomintaed credentials on set.

Talking about hero teams, Robert compared the super franchise team to Star Wars and said that Iron Man was more a badass Han Solo than a wet behind the ears jedi.

He said: “He’s a little more Han Solo than Luke.

“Also, the fact that he can pull off wearing a Black Sabbath T-Shirt for the better part of the film.

“Going back to 2007 when I was cast in Iron Man, Kevin Feige said ‘you know this is all going to lead to where we have all of these franchises come together and we’re going to do something unprecedented in entertainment and make this Avengers movie’.

“And I just remember, I would get nervous about it, and excited about it and doubtful of it.

“But by the time Chris and Chris had lauched their individual franchises with success and charisma and by the time we had Mark, I was like, ‘wow – this is really going to happen’.

“Being a worker amongst workers is where I started out and it was nice to not really have to carry a movie.

“Everyone really – really, really, really – is equal in this venture. It’s great.”

Avengers Assemble is released in the UK on April 26.