Robert Downey Jr. recently spoke to Splashpage and, as usual, gave his honest thoughts on the upcoming Avengers movie.
“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.”
“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.”
Out of all the movies I think Thor will be the trickiest to translate onto the big screen. If they can get Thor right then it will mean whoever lands the directing job for The Avengers will have a little less pressure on them. Combining (possibly) 4 worlds could get complicated if Marvel doesn’t get everyone to collaborate. Communication is key!