Once I get my black belt, I’ll be ready to do a mar­tial arts movie.”

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be­cause the A-lis­ters have a clear un­der­stand­ing of their roles and work well with one an­other.

When­the topic moved to the pos­si­bil­ity of film­ing in China, the direc­tor grew cir­cum­spect.

“I have seen peo­ple act­ing in Chi­nese movies … There are many that I en­joy and that have had an in­flu­ence on Amer­i­can films. I would love to shoot here. But I will shoot in English and will­make­my­own­char­ac­ters if I can. So I won’t com­pletely get it wrong.”

Downey did not dis­miss the idea of star­ring in a Chi­nese ver­sion of The Avengers fran­chise.

“Well, I’mnot a black belt yet, but a brown belt,” he says. “Once I get my black belt, I’ll be ready to do a mar­tial arts movie.

“Ob­vi­ously there is so much in­flu­ence back and forth in ac­tion films and in the gen­eral en­ter­tain­ment (in­dus­try). I feel the world be­com­ing so small.”

When Downey was in Bei­jing to pro­mote Iron­Man 3 in 2012, he said he had been prac­tic­ing wing chun, a Chi­nese mar­tial art, for more than 10 years and claimed to be able to name at least 300 Chi­nese film ti­tles.

Ruf­falo, smil­ing, gave a thumb­sup to the idea of a Chi­nese ac­tor play­ing the su­per­heroHulk.

“I like the idea,” he says. “Marvel al­ways sur­prises you by tak­ing you to the places that you never ex­pected to go.” Con­tact the writer at xu­fan@chi­nadaily.com.cn

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