Robert Downey Jr: I'm part of Marvel's old guard

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2015
Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr has admitted he feels like he's part of Marvel's "old guard"

Robert Downey Jr feels like he's part of Marvel's "old guard".

The Hollywood star reprises the role of Iron Man in the studio's latest production 'Captain America: Civil War', and has admitted he sees himself as a veteran of the franchise.

The 50-year-old actor told Variety: "[Don] Cheadle and I are just going, 'Wow, dude, look at this.' We're now like the old guard, and our storyline carries real weight just because of our history in the [canon].

"But we're also looking around like, 'Who thought that Falcon and Black Panther and Ant-Man and now Spider-Man...?' I mean it's like wow, this thing is just crazy."

This comes shortly after 'Captain America' star Anthony Mackie said Marvel makes much better movies than DC Comics.

The 37-year-old actor appears in the role of Falcon and has claimed the studio's blockbuster productions are much better than those produced by their rivals, citing DC's 'Man of Steel' to support his point.

During an interview, Anthony was asked whether he thought Marvel or DC makes better films, to which he replied: "What was the last good DC movie you saw? Exactly, Marvel."

And when the interviewer said he's a big fan of 'Man of Steel', Anthony said: "You're bananas. You're bananas. You should just email everyone you know and just ask them what they thought about the movie."

Captain America: Civil War

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt
  • UK release: 29 April 2016

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

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