Robert Downey Jr. made $50 million by starring in The Avengers, and a recent report pegged his total earnings from all of the Marvel movies so far at somewhere between $200 and $300 million. That’s insane, but he’s not done yet: by appearing in Captain America 3, he’ll earn another $40 million – plus more money on the back end, and an extra bonus when the film inevitably outgrosses Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When people talk about how the real Downey is becoming almost as rich as his Tony Stark character, this is why. And now he’s one step closer, thanks to a giant prop given to him by Marvel Studios. According to the BBC:
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.
That sign is 30 feet tall, which should be a hell of a display for his Team Downey production company offices.
Elsewhere, Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios’ executive vice president of visual effects and post-production, recently revealed that the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron will have more visual effects shots than any other Marvel Studios film thus far. Ultron will feature over 3,000 VFX shots, compared to Cap 2’s 2,500 and Guardians of the Galaxy’s 2,750, so any doubts that Age of Ultron would be a massive spectacle should be quenched by those numbers. It opens in theaters on May 1st, 2015.
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