Avengers: Infinity War release on April 27, worldwide. The huge cast of the film, with whom not even the script was shared in its entirety, got the chance to watch the film for the first time at the LA premiere last night. A press conference was held on Sunday, where the actors were seen getting a little emotional. You see, this film is the culmination of 10 years of hard work and many actors are bidding farewell to the franchise. Now, we don’t know if Robert Downey Jr will be one of them but he sure got a little emotional while delivering a speech at the event.
Robert started off with a joke, of course. “This is a miracle. And if anyone of us took credit it would be heresy. It would be blasphemy. Screw it … you’re welcome!” he quipped. Then he moved on to talk about his past, present and the future. “The past for me was 30 years of dependency, depravity, and despair …. otherwise known as ‘An Actor Prepares! The present is this moment of glory for all of us. And the future…? That is always uncertain. But looking at these friends behind me, it seems like things might brighten up after all,” he said, reports Entertainment Weekly.
He went on to praise his Iron Man co-star, Gwenyth Paltrow and called her the First Lady of Marvel. Not before calling himself an honorary black person, because of Tropic Thunder, and screaming “Wakanda forever,” while praising Chadwick Boseman and Black Panther. He also praised the female-driven team of the upcoming Captain Marvel – which will be the first solo female movie in the MCU. “Making these movies is so taxing that it is clearly a woman’s job. It’s essentially gestation. But we don’t know how to do that,” he said.
Robert also said, “This is the MCU, right in front of you. It’s all about fighting for equality. The whole idea is to make space for others to succeed, and exceed our expectations.” He then called the Marvel movie metaphors and added, “They are metaphors for how our world should be — or could be one day if we fight for it.”
“I think this might be the greatest speech ever written. Or maybe I’m just emo and exhausted,” he concluded.
We feel you, Robert.