Taika Waititi 'brilliant', 'an assassin' - Robert Downey Jr

Set to obliterate box office records when it opens next week, Avengers: Infinity War has more superheroes per square mile than any other comic movie in history.

And still, after a decade in the Marvel fray, the undisputed leader of the pack is Iron Man.

So, getting a compliment from Iron Man/Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr? Now that's worth banking.

Downey Jr, along with co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Karen Gillan (Nebula), plus director Joe Russo and producer Trinh Tran held a media conference for the latest Avengers in Singapore today.

When Downey Jr was asked what his favourite movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were, he cherry-picked three.

"Without Doctor Strange we wouldn't be able to have Infinity War, most definitely… and I think that Guardians [of the Galaxy] was such a dark horse," he said.

But then, it was all about Taika.

"I thought Thor: Ragnarok was so mindblowing. This Taika Waititi guy, to me, he's an assassin… so brilliant."

Avengers: Infinity War opens in NZ next Thursday.


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