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Hollywood

Web Desk
February 11, 2020

Robert Downey Jr wanted to play this Avenger in Marvel Cinematic Universe instead of Iron Man

Hollywood

Web Desk
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Growing up, Iron Man wasn’t the Avenger that Robert Downey Jr wanted to step into the shoes of

Robert Downey Jr. unquestionably has engraved the image of Iron Man into our heads for the rest of eternity with his iconic portrayal of Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, growing up, that wasn’t the Avenger that the 54-year-old Dolittle actor wanted to step into the shoes of.

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Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the Iron Man star revealed what Avenger he would have loved to play had he not been the “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” in the MCU.

"I can’t think of any red-blooded American boy that didn’t imagine themselves as Spider-Man growing up,” he said.

While Spidey — who already has a special connection to Robert’s character of Tony Stark   — was a clear pick, the actor went on to elect another one of our favourite superheroes as his ‘go-to.’

“However, looking back on it now — also because I’m just such a Jeremy Renner fan, and he made it so cool, particularly when he turns into Ronin [in Avengers: Endgame] — I would say Hawkeye would be my go-to.”