Robert Downey Jr. On How Many Movies Marvel Has Left In Them And AVENGER: AGE OF ULTRON
After Iron Man 3 was finished there was one question, what was the fate of Iron Man in future MCU movies? Iron Man star, Robert Downey Jr’s contract with Marvel had run it’s course, which meant their most popular star was not under contract anymore. However, Downey re-upped his Marvel contract for another two films. Sadly, there don’t seem to be any more solo Iron Man movies in those deals as the contract was just for the next two Avengers movies.
Downey is currently the oldest Avenger at 48 years old. And a lot of people are wondering, how much does he have in the tank still? Or for that matter, how long can Marvel sustain their success? This was the question Variety posed to him. “The smart money is you have to look at everybody’s age,” he answered. “I’ll put myself at the top of the list. Sooner or later, they’ve got to start over and get somebody young. I’m not there with them yet. It really is the closest thing to being a beloved contract player with a big old-timey studio that there is right now. When you really think about it at the end of the day, these films are entertainment largely driven by young folks. There is something very honorable about that. I run into kids wearing “Captain America” masks. My kid believes that Captain America is real.”
The interview also turned to the next Avengers movie, which is being subtitled Age Of Ultron. Downey said that it’s a very ambitious sequel. He went on to reveal, “If you read it, it’s dense, it’s smart. Joss (Whedon) is a really smart guy. My 2-year-old is crazy about Hawkeye, and I think Jeremy (Renner) has a lot to do with the plot. There’s always so many plates to spin to get these things half-right, and I’m really excited about this one.”
Hawkeye playing a big part in the plot is an interesting little bit of info. While we had heard some rumblings of that, this quote and the recent set pictures that surfaced with him front and center with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, seem to drive that point home. There is another little blurb from where Variety talked with Chris Evans as well, so make sure to be on the look out for that later here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Variety