Audiences are used to Tony Stark’s large ego, and now Robert Downey Jr. says he’s the reason that “Captain America” even exists.
“I feel partially responsible,” Downey Jr. said to Chris Evans during their mutual appearance on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “[Evans] had a little bit of doubt coming into the Marvel Universe.”
“It was a big commitment,” Evans responded. “These contracts are six, nine movies long!”
“He’s not a guy that likes to be held down, ladies,” Downey Jr. joked.
The duo revealed the new poster and trailer for “Captain America: Civil War,” opening in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, in the Marvel Universe, while Evans is Captain America. Marvel is known for making several individual movies for its characters before combining them in crossover films. Recently, Mark Ruffalo‘s “The Hulk” joined “Thor: Ragnarok.”
Below are five other facts Downey Jr. and Evans revealed during their appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
1) The Marvel Universe is “the best thing that ever happened” to Downey Jr.: “It’s been a great job and we’ve all made great friends.”
2) Downey Jr. had his home furniture moved to Atlanta while they were filming: “You’re away from home for a long time … we bring the cats and the kids, and the cats like this chair, that’s where they nap, so let’s bring the chair. We thought, ‘As a matter of fact, let’s bring the house …’ I’m not that eccentric, and I‘m not paying for it, so it’s not like I’m being extravagant. Thank you, Disney.
3) Evans didn’t like filming in “Hotlanta:” “Hot, sticky … I loved Atlanta, it’s just that the humidity is tough … I would have chosen not Atlanta in July.”
4) Downey Jr. and Evans might be at odds in the movie, but they’re buds in real life: “Hate him,” Evans said when asked about their relationship. “Can’t stand the guy. But you’re buying it, aren’t you? … No, yeah, we’re good friends.”
5) Downey Jr. says he’s the first inductee to the California Hall of Fame to have served jail time: The actor was named this year alongside Bruce Lee, Charles Schultz and Kristi Yamaguchi. “Didn’t Yamaguchi do a little bit of time?” Kimmel asked? “You know what, that’s right,” Downey Jr. replied. “Yeah, credit card fraud.”