Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. The Giant “A” From The Avengers

Robert Downey Jr. Avengers A

When Ben Affleck asked Warner Bros. if he could take a Batsuit home with him, Warner Bros. told him it would cost him a $100k if he wanted a Batsuit. When Robert Downey Jr. joked that he wanted the giant 30-foot letter “A” from the set of The Avengers, producers had the letter delivered to his house according to the Mirror.

Downey Jr. told BBC Radio 1, “On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice.'”

Downey Jr. continued, "About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I'm like, 'What the heck is this doing here?!' And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it?!' So now we have a massive Avengers 'A' that will be prominently placed."

Of course, The Avengers made over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, so Marvel Studios could likely spare a big letter for one of their stars. Maybe, if Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice makes a similar amount or more, Warner Bros. will let Affleck have a Batsuit without having to pay out of pocket for it.

However, in fairness, Downey Jr. confessed to not having a complete suit of Iron Man armor, so maybe Affleck is just asking for the wrong prop.

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  1. And Affleck was turned down by the price tag?  If I had the money he did I would chuckle and ask how much for shipping.

  2. They love Robert! WE love Robert! Soo proud of him, his journey and all his accomplishments. Deserving!:)

  3. One of the costumes would be something almost any fan would want.  Far fewer would have a place to put the giant A.

  4. Well to be fair, he could probably have an identical costume custom made by a 3rd party costumer for 1/20th that price tag if he really needed it. There's no way in hell they spent $100,000 on a costume, and if they did, it suddenly makes sense why hollywood movies are outrageously overbudgeted.

    • dtz247
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    He could have, but having a costume actually worn in the movie compared to a mere replica... the value of that alone makes it more than worth it. In 20 years, that costume would be worth millions and a replica will still be worth 1/20th of the original price tag.

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