Robert Downey Jr. Gets the A From ‘The Avengers’ Set
Actors do not usually get the prized or iconic props used in the films, but perhaps Marvel can dare to make the exception for their asset, Robert Downey Jr., as they gave him one of “Avenger’s” most known memorabilia. Read on to know more about this scoop.
Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” back in 2008 jumpstarted the enthralling comic book franchises that bench marked Marvel Studios as one of the most successful studios in Hollywood to date, which is why it comes to no surprise that they made an exception in handing over some of Iron Man’s helmets to the actor once they finished wrapping up for the films he starred in. However, his firsthand souvenir collection from his movies do not end there as they granted his wish of having the actual “A” in the “Avengers.”
According to Cinema Blend, Robert Downey Jr. was doing an interview special with BBC One when he haphazardly revealed owning the actual “A” that was featured on the final part of “The Avengers” back in 2012. It started off as a joke when the "Iron Man" actor made a whimsical remark that he wanted the prop for his office. It was all a joke for the actor, but Marvel Studios took his remark seriously.
On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice.' About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I'm like, 'What the heck is this doing here?!' And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it?!' So now we have a massive Avengers 'A' that will be prominently placed. (via Mirror)
Obviously, the actor didn’t see that one coming because he just meant it as a joke. However, when it came to his doorstep, he couldn’t be any happier. Marvel Studios really knew how to make their front man feel special. Contrary to Slash Film’s report on what happened to Ben Affleck when he asked for the Batman suit in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He was shot down by studio by pricing it for $100,000 before he could take the effects home. The actor then resolved to just take a picture.
Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing next year in the eponymous “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015. That concludes our scoop on Marvel Studios’ gift to the "Iron Man" actor. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies and celebrities.
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