‘WE’RE FANS AND CRITICS OF OUR OWN WORK’
Robert Downey Jr says that the superheroes may have finally ‘nailed it’ with Avengers: Infinity
Hollywood icon Robert Downey Jr, who is synonymous with the awe-inspiring figure of Iron Man, believes that the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War may be the best work to come from Marvel, so far. Infinity War is inarguably one of the largest superhero gatherings, with Guardians of Galaxy pitching in to help the Avengers thwart Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), touted as the deadliest villain they have ever faced.
“We might be making the movies but we also are fans and critics of our own work. We try to make it better. But I think this time, we might have nailed it,” said Downey Jr, who completes 10 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. said at a press conference. He was accompanied by co-actors Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr Strange) and Karen Gillan (Nebula).
Cumberbatch, when asked how it felt to be a part of a film franchise that was completing 10 years, said, “It feels a little intimidating, to be frank. When you first step on to a set with a roster of iconic characters as well as iconic actors, you forget about the numbers of 18 plus films and 14 billion dollars.”
Cumberbatch, 41, first starred in the eponymous role in 2016’s Doctor Strange, reprising the part of the Sorcerer Supreme in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
When asked what Gillan had to say about being a rare antagonist to survive, she said she was “honoured”. Gillan’s Nebula was an out-and-out villain in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), but after confrontation with Zoe Saldana’s Gamora in the 2017 sequel, her character arc took a more positive trajectory.
The 30-year-old actor said, “It’s very exciting to get to be in more than one Marvel movie. I love the character that initially was a villain. Then we got to know her back story and started to question whether she was a villain or not. It’s just the best... This is the weirdest sensation in the world.”
Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man in the standalone franchise and the Avengers series