The latest rumor to hit the internet for the much anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ movie suggests that Robert Downey Jr. wants Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster to take part in the sequel. Downey Jr. friendship with Gibson is no secret since they collaborated in the 1990’s “Air America”.
Vulture magazine’s most valuable star of 2013 reportedly pitched the idea of Gibson to play the President of the United States in “Iron Man 3”, “but that idea was shot down,”
According to RadarOnline’s source:
“Robert is very big into working with his friends,”
“Ashley Hamilton and ‘Iron Man 3’ director Shane Black both credit him with making the final push to get them hired.”
Unfortunately Gibson’s past transgressions (specifically the infamous anti-Semitic comments) will be problematic for the “Lethal Weapon” star to win over the studio to consider him for the ‘Avengers’ sequel.
Gibson allegedly shouted at the police officer:
“F***ing Jews…The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
The source added:
“Marvel is run by one of the richest and most prominent Israeli businessmen in Hollywood, and you can be sure even if Robert got down on his knees and begged, there’s no place for Mel in the Marvel films,”
Bringing over Foster should be a far easier task considering her impeccable reputation and impressive acting track record.
“Avengers 2″ is scheduled to be release on May 1, 2015. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson are expected to reprise their respective roles.