As the hype for Avengers: Infinity War continues to build, Robert Downey Jr. took some time to discuss his favorite scene from the movie.
Surprisingly, it’s not one of his own, according to an interview that the actor (who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man) gave with the Toronto Star.
“My favorite 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],” he said. “I’m like, sold. If the whole third movie was that scene, we’re fine.”
This is, indeed, a momentous scene, because up until now the Guardians of the Galaxy films have been almost completely separate from the main events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—as disparate as they are, all of the other established heroes (from the movies, at least) have either met each other or are at least “a friend of a friend.” Having the franchise’s other major superhero team finally team up with the Avengers (both post-CiviL War halves of them) will be an important milestone in the franchise.
Indeed, Avengers: Infinity War is set to have something like 80 characters, which include basically every superhero and nearly every major, living person in the MCU. It will take some real talent to give them all a moment in this packed production, but we can be sure that Iron Man is going to be one of the major stars: he was not only the franchise’s first protagonist but has only grown in importance since, and after this and the untitled fourth Avengers film he will presumably be retiring from these films.
All said, this movie will surely have many memorable moments for MCU fans, but it is interest to hear what one of the stars thinks was the best.