Downey Jr. is known for having somewhat an ego and makes no bones about it. It's all part of his charm; but the charismatic Iron Man star was quick to heap praise on the new jewel in the Marvel crown, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy.
While speaking to The Toronto Sun the actor spewed, "Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it's odd for someone with - on occasion - an ego the size of mine to actually say that." See?
He added, "We're talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: 'Look!'"
Adding finally, "It's like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: 'Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a great arm and he should start.' And then he goes and wins the Superbowl."
While he does prefix it by saying "in some ways", this is pretty lofty praise from Tony Stark himself.
Guardians has crossed the half a billion mark at the global box office and is still pulling them in.