Downey Jr. On The Avengers Challenge

Concerned that Marvel’s proposed superhero team-up movie “The Avengers” is going to suck? “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. feels the same way and tells MTV News that the filmmakers are working hard to make sure it soars rather than sinks.

“If we don’t get it right it’s really, really going to suck. It has to be the crowning blow of Marvel’s best and brightest because it’s the hardest thing to get right. It’s tough to spin all the plates for one of these characters” said the actor recently.

The big concern though will be blending the real-world setting of “Iron Man” with the more fantasy-tinged “Thor,” “Incredible Hulk” and “Captain America” – “I think its important that I do what I’m supposed to do which is keep my side of the street clean. The danger you run with colliding all these worlds is [director] Jon [Favreau] was very certain that ‘Iron Man’ should be set in a very realistic world. Nothing that happened in ‘Iron Man’ is really outside the realm of possibility. Once you start talking about Valhalla and supersized super soldiers and jolly green giants it warrants much further discussion.”