Robert Downey Jr. Explains Iron Man's Evolution Up To THE AVENGERS And More!

Robert Downey Jr. Explains Iron Man's Evolution Up To THE AVENGERS And More!

The actor behind Marvel's Armored Avenger, Robert Downey Jr. discusses the evolution of Tony Stark to The Avengers, as well how he'd react to the otherworldly events in the film!

The latest issue of FilmInk magazine has once again offered up word or two from one of the stars of Marvel's The Avengers movie. The actor behind the Armored Avenger Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. discusses the evolution of his character from two solo films up to the big superhero ensemble. And also revealing a nickname for a fellow Avenger, read on below!

"In Iron Man, which was an origin story, he was his own epiphany and redemption of sorts," Downey offers. "Iron Man 2 is all about not being an island, and dealing with legacy issues and making space for others. There, he was a military machine. In The Avengers, he's throwing it down with the others," Downey Jr. assures.

On facing Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Downey Jr. sums it up saying, "It's other-dimensional, and so that's the way that Tony think of this Loki-intergalactic-planetary-Beastie-Boys-son reality that happens in The Avengers. As an engineer and scientist who explores all possibilities, I don't see why he would say, 'That's not possible.'"

Tony Stark's jokey approach is to concoct nicknames for his new cohorts. "Like, he'll call Steve Rogers 'Capsicle' because he was frozen." After being asked does he have a personal nickname for himself, Downey quips, "Number one of the Call sheet".

Marvel's The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012.

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