Robert Downey Jr. is very impressed with Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. The actor was in Toronto for the world premiere of “The Judge”, which is produced by his production company Team Downey. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, the “Iron Man” star shared his thoughts when he was was asked about Marvel’s latest hit.
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Downey says with admiration:
“Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever,”
“And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
He adds about the success of Marvel’s comic book movies:
“We’re talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: ‘Look!’ ”
Downey offers a metaphor invoking football and the NFL and the Mannings:
“It’s like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: ‘Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a great arm and he should start.’ And then he goes and wins the Superbowl!”
“Guardian” already crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office, and its $262 million domestic take has secured its position as the biggest movie of the summer. Marvel surprised comic book geeks attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, with Disney setting aside dates for no less than six comic book movies to be released. On Saturday, July 26 Marvel announced that we can expect “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” to arrive in cinemas on July 28, 2017.