AceShowbiz - Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo felt blessed to have worked on Marvel movies. The pair both starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Bruce Banner/Hulk respectively and felt really "lucky" to be involved in the hugely successful superhero franchise.
"We had this whole decade-and-a-half Marvel run where we were just looking at each other like, 'God, we're really lucky. What are we doing? Who's a wizard? Who's coming from outer space?' " Robert said in conversation for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series.
Mark added, "It was such a different world. They didn't really cast people like us. I'll never forget, I was like, 'I don't know if I'm right for this.' And you're like, 'Come on, Ruffalo, we got this.' "
The 58-year-old actor said, "I've known you a long time. I know what you're like when you're having a good time. But I did not know that this character existed inside of you - this cad, this relentlessly self-centred Duncan Wedderburn. And I remember how apprehensive you were about doing this."
Mark explained that he had a wonderful time playing a character with "no sense of morality." The "Shutter Island" actor said, "Oh, it was the time of my life. I got to play that guy with no sense of self-consciousness or no sense of morality - really, no sense of any bounds whatsoever that hold us."