Downey, Jr. Realizes Avengers Has Potential to Suck

We’ve already questioned several times why The Avengers is already bubbling with buzz despite not being released for twenty or thirty years. But with the Oscars and several new projects coming up, people can’t stop themselves from asking It-Man of the year Robert Downey, Jr. about his involvement in the project and what his thoughts are.

MTV’s Splash Page is the latest victim of severely premature buzz – a buzz that, if it continues to grow at this pace, will probably end up exploding in Marvel’s pants instead of on the big screen. Despite that being disgusting, Downey, Jr. had a lot to say about the project, specifically that he understands the delicate task before him and the production to create something incredible.

If we don’t get it right, it’s really, really going to suck. It has to be the crowning blow of Marvel’s best and brightest because it’s the hardest thing to get right.

Short and sweet, but straight to the point. The real news story should be that Marvel’s current biggest star realizes that this project is either going to be epic or awful. He also realizes exactly why combining the worlds creates a major challenge:

Nothing that happened in Iron Man is outside the realm of possibility. Once you start talking about Valhalla and supersized super soldiers and jolly green giants it warrants much further discussion.

The “jolly green giants” comment almost reads like MTV interviewed Tony Stark instead of Robert Downey, Jr, but for fans that are going to stay on the edge of their seats for the next two years waiting for this movie, the recognition that this film isn’t an automatic win for Marvel, that it’s more ball-buster than blockbuster at this point is a great starting position. It’s clear that at least its main star is treating the project with care.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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