Robert Downey Jr. On the Physicality of Playing Iron Man In THE AVENGERS & IRON MAN 3

Robert Downey Jr. On the Physicality of Playing Iron Man In THE AVENGERS & IRON MAN 3

Ultimately commenting on the training underwent reprising 'Tony Stark' in The Avengers and soon the third Iron Man installment, make the jump and check what actor Robert Downey Jr. asserts!

Covering the January/February 2012 issue of Men's Fitness magazine, inside, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. commented on the physical preparations surrounding his titular role in Sherlock Holmes, the forthcoming Avengers movie, and his 'Tony Stark' reprisal in Iron Man 3. Check out the magazine excerpt below.

"I guess I had some notion about [being an action hero]," he says. "I think I wanted to be able to look good and defend myself and all that stuff. I've always really enjoyed that genre, but I mean, It's pretty outlandish. I'm not particularly tall or strong or fast or aggressive. Yet, I'm not faking it. To me, it's a cosmic chuckle."

The magazine further suggests that Downey Jr.'s training for Avengers meant working out at least 12 hours a week, including strenge training, martial arts with Oram, Tracy Anderson Method workouts, and yoga with his good friend and instructor Vinnie Marino of Yoga Works.

"It was ideal," Downey says, "But it's completely unsustainable. I'm not a kid, and I'm not a professional athlete, so what I'm probably doing is feeling really good all the time and over-training wildly."

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--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 and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble on May 4, 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013!; and “Thor 2” on November 15, 2013.
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