In an interview with E!, Robert Downey Jr. faced a couple of questions regarding his involvement in the new Spider-Man reboot as well as whether or not he could see Spidey formally joining The Avengers. With Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in a little over two weeks, and production for Captain America: Civil War set to begin soon, Downey will likely be getting lots of questions like these- Especially when you consider what our source shared with us, which we exclusively reported back in March, which was that there’s a plan to have Downey directly involved in the new Spider-Man.
The interviewer for E! mentioned our scoop, but then unfortunately doesn’t pause to allow Downey to address it. Instead, he steamrolls right into the generic “Would you want to see Spider-Man join The Avengers?” question. So the only truly notable part here is that Downey seems totally unfazed by the mention of him being in Spider-Man, he just goes straight to “I do” with regard to wanting Spidey on the team- which our report states is the reason why he’s in Spider-Man: To audition him.
Continuing on that topic, Downey also says he wants the new Spider-Man to be “Peter Parker. I’m old school.”
I totally get the feeling that Downey was just tired and antsy to get this interview over, though, because his final answers are extremely vague. It’s hard to blame him. He’s probably facing all these same kinds of questions every day, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, but when the interviewer observes that the actor likely didn’t see himself doing this stuff past the age of 50 but how could he turn it down, RDJ’s responses don’t really connect.
“The funny thing is, it all feeds back into itself because now it’s got me thinking that that would be something that Stark Industries would actually be diverting funds to and all that,” he says in response to the interviewer’s observation and rhetorical question. He then concludes with this other talking point that wasn’t even brought up in the interview: “This fantasy life that I get to have, making these movies, the nice thing is when some of the fantasy from the films turns into reality, a technological reality.“
Sounds like somebody needs a nap. Or at least a break from the same line of questioning over and over again.