Chris Hemsworth, the man who holds the mighty hammer Mjolnir in next summer’s “Thor,” has yet to read Joss Whedon’s script for “The Avengers,” the superhero team-up flick that brings a wealth of Marvel Studios’ greatest heroes all under the same roof. However, one member of the squad has gotten his hands on the screenplay.
MTV News spoke with “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. on the red carpet at the New York City premiere of “Due Date” earlier this week, and during the interview — a very frisky interview, thanks to the always unpredictable Zach Galifianakis — RDJ spilled the beans that he’s seen the “Avengers” script.
So, what does he think? You’ll be pleased to know that “The Avengers” officially has the Stark Industries seal of approval!
“I just read the script,” Downey revealed, “and it’s going to be fantastic.”
But before Downey gives his final endorsement, it appears that there are a couple of script issues that need to be worked out. Despite his praise for the “awesome” Joss Whedon, the big screen’s Tony Stark has some ideas of his own for “The Avengers.”
“Once I tear his script to smithereens and fix it, we’re going to have a great movie,” the actor declared.
We’re pretty sure that Downey is kidding, but that’s not to say that there won’t be some difficulties in adapting “The Avengers.” Whedon has admitted as much himself, though he’s said that many of the film’s possible problems will undoubtedly be smoothed over thanks to the project’s impressive cast list.
“What I kind of think ultimately defines Marvel Studios was the first thing they did and that was cast Robert Downey Jr.,” he said in September. “They said, ‘What if we got great actors and let them have some time to be the people they’re supposed to be instead of going through the paces of hitting this mark and that mark?’”
“They don’t always get it right, but nobody does,” he continued. “But if you look at who they already had, and who they allowed me to add to the cast, they are thinking about the integrity of the characters.”
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