Robert Downey Jr. is currently Marvel's biggest star and no outstanding contract, now agreeing to movies as they come along. Though he has signed on for Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as maybe even a third, it's unknown whether he's returning for a fourth Iron Man. If Marvel wants to lure him back, it might take more than money this time.
Radar Online is reporting that he wants to help out a couple actor friends get the type of huge exposure he has benefited from recently. You may have heard of them: Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster.
Robert is raising eyebrows with his efforts on behalf of his longtime best pals Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. He wants to bring Mel and Jodie into the Marvel universe, preferably in one of the Avengers films. It’s been a longtime dream of Robert’s to help Mel and Jodie reach similar big box office heights like the ones he’s achieved in recent years.
Now, with Foster he might have a shot, but as for Mel Gibson, after his anti-semetic outburts in recent years...
Marvel is run by one of the richest and most prominent Israeli businessmen in Hollywood, and you can be sure even if Robert got down on his knees and begged, there’s no place for Mel in the Marvel films.
Now, that same source says that part of the deal RDJ made with Marvel to stick it out for Whedon's Avengers trilogy is that he gets to "consult on future parts of the Iron Man franchise." I guess we'll find out just how much Marvel wants Robert Downey Jr. on Iron Man.
There is probably a joke here that I missed, but our RU-ish writer isn't online to help me, so I'll leave that to our commenters.
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Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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