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I never thought I’d play a father figure to another Avenger: Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr said he’d never imagined himself portraying a paternal role to another Avenger. He plays mentor to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

hollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2017 13:46 IST
Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland in a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland in a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming. (AP)

Robert Downey Jr said he’d never imagined himself portraying a paternal role to another Avenger.

The 52-year-old actor, who as Iron Man, plays a mentor to the young Spider-Man/ Peter Parker essayed by Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, said the young actor was the best choice to play the web-spinning superhero, reported ContactMusic.

“I never thought I’d wind up being like a father figure to another avenger but I couldn’t pick a better character or actor to do it with,” Robert said on the red carpet at the world premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The Hollywood star added despite the gap in his and Holland’s ages, he did not feel threatened in his role.

“Sometimes you figure if someone isn’t mature enough yet to portray you, you feel comfortable. That comes with age,” he said.

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