Even though the next big MCU multiversal crossover event isn’t scheduled for a few years with Marvel Studios‘ highly-anticipated films Avengers: Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars, fans are happily sharing speculation all over social media. Apparently, some big-name actors from the franchise’s past are being thrown around, but what about the next Avengers movie’s director? This recent fun WIRED interview with Marvel’s Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr, and director Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer press gave Marvel fans some big ideas…
For reference to Nolan’s illustrious directing career, think of Inception (2010) and Interstellar (2014). However when it comes to superhero flicks alone, he’s directed Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008), and executive produced Man of Steel (2013), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017). All were for Marvel Comics‘ big rival, DC Comics.
Check out all the Marvel-related questions and answers the pair tackled!
Does Robert Downey Jr have tattoos?
I have six. That’s the sixth one, and that was the Avengers cast tattoo. That happened the evening of the premiere for Infinity War. Scarlet got it first, then Chris Evans got it, then I got it, then Jeremy Renner got it, then Chris Hemsworth got it, even though he was a little tentative about it and seemed to overreact to the pain, and then Mark Ruffalo said, “I’m not getting that tattoo. I don’t wanna be part of your Hollywood Inside game,” to which I applauded him. F*** you, Mark.
Does Downey Jr like Gwyneth Paltrow?
I do not like Gwyneth Paltrow. I absolutely adore her like a sister, like a sister that you may have made out with a few times while still liking her.
How did Robert Downey Jr become Iron Man?
It was God’s will…Well, I had a pretty good screen test, but I’ll really tell you what happened is, the same weekend I did a movie called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. John Favreau did a movie called Zathura. They both tanked, and we were both really hungry to try to do something that would make an impact, and when “Iron Man” came out, everyone that knew me and loved me said, “This will do until ‘The Dark Knight’ comes out,” and here we are now.
What if Christopher Nolan directed the next Avengers movie?
Nolan: Whoa. That is the Multiverse conundrum. Having worked with you on “Oppenheimer,” there’d probably be a lot too much Tony Stark. You’d be running away with the movie a little bit.Downey Jr: Like I didn’t.