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Avengers family

The Marvel Cinematic Universe burst into audience consciousness worldwide with the release of Iron Man in 2008.

By Bharati K. Dubey
  • Published 29.03.18
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe burst into audience consciousness worldwide with the release of Iron Man in 2008.

Since then, with every subsequent release, Marvel has strengthened its fan base to become a pop icon phenomenon to compete against the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek.

The cast members have also developed a special bond with the franchise and its fans over these 10 years. And, according to Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr, having worked for over a decade together, the team felt more like a family now.

The 52-year-old actor was speaking about the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War where he said the whole cast and crew were looking forward to the film’s release on April 27.

“We’re going to pull out all the stops, and stop exploring conventions, and look to do stuff where we go, ‘Oh, but if we do that, that’s very, very definitive’.”

“We’re like a family now. Ten years later, we’re hanging out and having lunch, and kind of wondering when the draft is going to come in. Which one of us bites it and when?” the actor added.

The film will be a star-studded affair with a cast that includes Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.

Favourite scene

The upcoming Avengers: Infinity War promises to deliver plenty of action and surprises as shown in the trailer— with Iron Man at the centre of it — but Robert Downey Jr has been teasing fans that his favourite scene in the film doesn’t even involve his character. Around 80 characters are making their way onto the screens for Infinity War next month. In a recent interview, Downey Jr revealed his favourite moment: “My favourite shot in the movie has already been seen, and it’s when Thor, who’s just totally gnarled up, turns and goes, ‘Who the hell are you guys?’ and you cut to the Guardians (of the Galaxy). I’m like sold. If the whole third movie was that scene, we’re fine.”