Robert Downey Jr. admits 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the best Marvel movie

robert-downey-jr-guardians-of-the-galaxy.jpgIron Man himself can admit that he isn't the coolest Avenger in town anymore. Robert Downey Jr. has come out to say that he considers "Guardians of the Galaxy" to be the best Marvel movie, and even he is a bit surprised by his admission.

"'Galaxy' in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," Downey tells the Toronto Sun (via MTV News). "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

He elaborates, "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!' 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!"

As of Aug. 26, "Guardians of the Galaxy" earned $500 million worldwide (about half of that in the United States alone). Though it hasn't made more than the three "Iron Man" films have (yet), it ranks up with "Iron Man" and "Marvel's The Avengers" as one of the best-reviewed Marvel movies.

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters on May 1, 2015, while "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" premieres July 28, 2017.
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