Robert Downey Jr. literally owns the Avengers' Emblem

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Actors taking home items from the movies and TV shows they work on is a very common practice - but it's normally just a piece of costuming or a small prop. Robert Downey Jr however, doesn't tend to do things the usual way though, and his memorabilia from The Avengers was a little bit bigger than that.


Speaking to BBC Radio 1 for an interview recently, RDJ told presenters that what he had from the Avengers set wasn't an Iron Man Suit (he surprisingly doesn't have one, apparently - he has helmets from them though), or something like Tony's reactor core chest piece, but the gigantic 'A' from the Stark Tower sign, the only letter left standing after the Battle for New York in The Avengers:

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.'

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.

What Robert Downey Jr. wants, Robert Downey Jr. gets.

I'm pretty sure I could imagine RDJ turning his Venice office into a real life Stark Tower. I mean, he has the money at this point, right? It's a shame he didn't wait and get the teams's updated logo on Avengers Tower from Age of Ultron - although I imagine that might have been a bit harder to extract from set...

[The Mirror, via]

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It's the only vowel NOT in "Robert Downey Junior". Oh, the irony!