Robert Downey Jr, the Iron Man actor, did a video conference with Indian fans across four cities as part of promotions before the release of his upcoming film, Avengers: Endgame. And his Indian fans and their “incredible” love left him overwhelmed. So much so that he cannot resist planning his maiden trip to India.
The actor who has been playing Iron Man since 2008 was in South Korea with co-stars Brie Larson and Jeremy Renner, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo for the film’s press tour. Through live video conferencing across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru the actor interacted with his fans who had assembled early Sunday morning.
On receiving deafening cheers from the audience, Robert Downey Jr. responded with a bow and flying kisses.
“Wow… I can’t believe it… This is incredible.”
“I am humbled. I am going to bow in front of you… This is deeply appreciative,” he said as he stood up when fans danced away in unison.
The actor later said he could not believe he had not been to India. “I’m coming there so damn soon.”
When the actor was asked to narrate some fun stories from the Endgame wrap party, he joked: “Right, well I have no memory of it so must have been pretty good.”
On a serious note, he added, “Endgame really represents the culmination of probably the time in our lives that we have been the closest.”
When fans suggested if he would pick India as the destination for his character, Tony Stark’s wedding, the actor responded, “Wow, right. I got to probably check it out first, I have got to come down there and do some scouting. You mean I should renew my vows to my Mrs or something like that.”
The actor who was also asked which Iron Man costume was his favourite, he answered, “The one you haven’t seen yet. You know I love and I’m particular to Mark 1 and Mark 42.”
Robert Downey Jr. closed the conference with with a joke that this was not a fan event but a recruitment event for Stark Industries for Indian engineers.
Endgame will release in India on April 26.
The final chapter form the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe also stars Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Tessa Thompson and Josh Brolin.