Robert Downey Jr happy with Iron Man debates

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 April 2013
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is "happy" 'Iron Man 3' got audiences talking about whether terrorism is "media driven" and debating genetics technology

Robert Downey Jr. is "happy" 'Iron Man 3' got people talking about whether terrorism is "media driven".

The 48-year-old actor - who plays Iron Man/Tony Stark in the superhero film franchise - is pleased the movie sparks discussions between kids about subjects they may not otherwise be interested in, and is "happy" the motion picture leads to debates about complex issues.

He said: "We just wanted to get to a point where kids would be asking that question when they left the theatre.

"We wanted people to be having conversations about what genetics technology could mean and - without being political - is terrorism media driven?

"I'm happy those arguments will be occurring. They're debates about entertainment."

Following the success of comic book ensemble 'Avengers Assemble' - in which Downey Jr. reprises his Iron Man role - the actor thinks his alter-ego would be delighted to have got his place in the limelight back after by starring in his third standalone film.

He added to Nuts magazine: "If I was Tony, I'd say that what I enjoyed most was being the centre of attention again! It was very good for my humility to realise that I was a part of a bigger thing in 'Avengers Assemble' and it worked splendidly."

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