I added to the gallery HQ Digital scans of Entertainment Weekly featuring Avengers: Age of Ultron. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2015 > Entertainment Weekly – 8 May 2015
Robert Downey Jr is about to rule the box office again with TheAvengers: Age of Ultron being unleashed in theaters on Friday. It is an epic action spectacular filled with big stars and big special effects. So when Downey stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this week, we asked him if the big-budget spectacular gave the actor a craving to go in the other direction and spend some time working on a small indie movie before strapping the Iron Man suit on again. The answer: a most definitive no. Why? Well, allow Downey to explain as only Downey can, which includes an imaginary conversation between him and an indie filmmaker:
“Because they’re exhausting and sometimes they suck and then you just go, ‘What was I thinking?’ But I’m interested in doing all different kinds of movies. Sometimes the little movies are the ones that wind up taking the most out of you because they’re like, ‘Hey, man, we’re just running a couple of days behind. Do you think you can stay through your birthday and then come back on the fourth of July. And, by the way, but, like, the crew—can you pay for the craft services? And, oh, by the way, man, when we go to Sundance, it’s like, can we just sit you in a chair and you can sell this for six days in a row so that we’ll make 180 bucks when it opens in one theater? God, this is so powerful what we’re doing. What do you think of the movie? You saw it last night?’”
“I thought it’s mediocre.”
“Yeah, isn’t it the greatest?! Man, everyone’s an artist here.”
“Actually, most of you are kind of inexperienced and lame.”
Wow. That’s a blow only Iron Man himself could deliver.
The Avengers are set to conquer the box office once again this Friday when Age of Ultron opens in theaters and makes more money than actually exists in the world. But it also will be the last Avengers movie to be directed by Joss Whedon. Does it surprise star Robert Downey Jr. that Whedon decided to step back? We asked him when Iron Man himself stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios to chat with Jessica Shaw and me about the new film.
“I wasn’t surprised because there was so much onus on can Ultron be as good as Avengers Assemble?” said Downey. “I just think it takes so much out of the men and women who are behind the major workload that occurs over a 24-month period, at best, to get one of these movies done. It’s backbreaking.”
With Joe and Anthony Russo set to take over for the two Avengers: Infinity War films (and also direct Downey in next year’s Captain America: Civil War), we asked the star what it is like to have his character now be directed by so many different people (Whedon, Jon Favreau, Shane Black, and now the Russos): “Its different every time,” replied Downey. “I’m also a very kind of loyal person so sometimes there’s a new face and I’m like ‘Wait a minute.’ But the interesting thing is I’ve worked with Jon twice, I’ve worked with Joss twice, and I worked with Shane Black once—and I’d happily do it with any of those three folks again.”
The gallery was updated with scans from Magazine Candis which features Robert on the cover. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2015 > Candis – June 2015
Thanks to my friend Lindsey.
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2015 > Veronica – 16 April/25 May 2015
The gallery was updated with many additions of stills from the movie.
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