The Marvel godfather has spoken and he has declared his immediate disciples as his most beloved among all. In one of the most revisited episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Robert Downey Jr. speaks about anything and everything related to the world of cinema with host, Joe Rogan. And, of course, that would include the greatest comeback and rise-to-stardom story of all time. The Iron Man actor’s Marvel adventure was one that built not simply one career but tens of thousands, alongside the actors it helped raise into the spotlight of fame and adoration all around the world. Now, the godfather to all his young uns, RDJ gets candid about the feelings he harbors toward the actors who have now become friends and family to him.
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Robert Downey Jr. Speaks About His Marvel Co-Stars
On an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Robert Downey Jr. shifts from conversations about Marvel superhero movies to his time meeting the members of the Avengers – the actors he would go on to spend the subsequent decade with. When Joe Rogan asks how the actor got around to meeting his co-stars and building rapport with them, RDJ claims:
“My MO is always, let’s mind meld together, let’s get together, let’s work weekends, let’s spend time together bcause you can’t replace that familiarity, so you have to try to build it. And sometimes it happens very naturally, like I adore Chris Evans.
I can’t even tell you why. He’s a Boston guy, and technically, such a brilliant actor, but he also doesn’ take himself seriously. He’s flaky but he’s the first guy you would want to have your back is something went down. […] So sometimes, you just get lucky.”
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RDJ’s experience with his Marvel co-stars has been one that has exceeded the flaws and limitations set by time and creativity. The diversity and range of the stories that these people came together to tell to billions across the world by standing in front of a simple green screen are more than a footnote in an industry dominated by such juggernauts as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron.
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Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man began a cycle of endless stories that would turn into a delectable platter of storytelling, narration, and fascination for a fandom that would go on to be united under a single banner.
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The dialogue of fame, however, came much later to these people that put a face to the characters and stories that only crowded the glazed pages of comic books for the past 80 years. What Downey states as trust and adoration for these underdog actors was the resounding echo of love emanating from a billion-strong fandom. And it shall remain so for the foreseeable future.
Source: The Joe Rogan Experience