Robert Downey Jr. Wants Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster to Join ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Marvel has no interest in casting Mel Gibson at this time. The ‘Iron Man 3’ star may have better luck bringing Jodie Foster into the Marvel universe.
Marvel has no interest in casting Mel Gibson at this time. The Iron Man 3 star may have better luck bringing Jodie Foster into the Marvel universe.

Marvel is known for their somewhat unorthodox casting choices over the years. Before Iron Man became a massive blockbuster, Robert Downey Jr. was considered a controversial choice to lead a big-budget franchise. Of course, it all turned out just fine, with the 2008 movie launching Robert Downey Jr.'s career into the stratosphere. Now, according to an unconfirmed report, the actor wants to bring in his old friends Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster to co-star in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Here's what an unidentified source has to say about Robert Downey Jr.'s efforts to bring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster on board for the highly-anticipated sequel.

"Robert is raising eyebrows with his efforts on behalf of his longtime best pals Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. He wants to bring Mel and Jodie into the Marvel universe, preferably in one of the Avengers films. It's been a longtime dream of Robert's to help Mel and Jodie reach similar big box office heights like the ones he's achieved in recent years."

While casting Jodie Foster would reportedly be "no problem" for Marvel, Mel Gibson is a different story, due to his much-publicized anti-Semitic rant in 2006.

"Marvel is run by one of the richest and most prominent Israeli businessmen in Hollywood, and you can be sure even if Robert got down on his knees and begged, there's no place for Mel in the Marvel films."

Robert Downey Jr. reportedly pitched the idea of Mel Gibson playing the U.S. President in Iron Man 3, but that idea was shot down, with the role eventually going to William Sadler. However, the unnamed source reveals that Robert Downey Jr. will keep pushing to get his friends hired.

"Robert is very big into working with his friends. Ashley Hamilton and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black both credit him with making the final push to get them hired."

Robert Downey Jr. has a lucrative five-year deal with Marvel Studios, which includes returning as Tony Stark in Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3, along with consulting on future Iron Man movies. Would you like to see Mel Gibson or Jodie Foster in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Let us know!

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Radar Online

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Comments (23)

  1. Daniel Sebastián Vargas

    I wanna see Mel for the voice of Ultron OR ( why not) THANOS OR DOCTOR DOOM OF FANTASTIC FOUR REMAKE.

    1 year agoby @Daniel-Sebastin-VargasFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @OhhmeohhMy do u see Stallone or Arnold in a marvel movie no

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 maybe he shouldve been ultron

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. ejk1

    @ Learn to tag, big man.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. ejk1

    @jmp Why would they bring Falcon on if they don't bring War Machine or the Warrior's Three? Leave Falcon in Cap's part of the world for now.

    @ You're amusing, but not in a good way.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. OhhmeohhMy

    Jodie Foster sure. Such a talent she was great in Elysium. Mel aaaah I could care less.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  7. Ronnie Lewis

    Anti-semetic remarks from 2006? Seems like just yesterday

    1 year agoby @Ronnie-LewisFlag

  8. the-wolverine

    I can't see this happening. There's no point in giving them roles even as minor characters; The movies will make enough profit as it is and I'm not going to Avengers 2 to see Mel or Jodie, I want to see the the Avengers. Forget the rest.
    I'd much rather they get lesser known actors to play characters to add to the story than these well known ones that the audience should get some kick out of seeing in a Marvel movie.

    1 year agoby @the-wolverineFlag

  9. masterofthemoon

    I see what RDJr is trying to do here, I'm just guessing here, but I think he sees that Captain America: TWS is having a big name like Robert Redford in the film and Glenn Close is going to be in Gaurdians of the Galaxay, so he probably wants Mel and Jodie in Avengers 2 to try to have some bigger names in the film to generate more cash. I could see Jodie in a small role, maybe, but if Marvel is not intrested in Mel then he won't be in it. Even if both actors don't get in it the film will still make big at the box office.

    1 year agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams


    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Writer220

    I see Roberts point but Gibson in a Disney/ Marvel film that's not going to happen anytime soon.Though I can see him in a Fox/Marvel film since it would be up his alley.
    Only one role comes to mind 'Wolverine' look at the Lethal Weapon series or Braveheart. Long chops, Wolverine claws and he's the right height. Actually he would be perfect for the part.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  12. Monkeyiron 2.0

    makes sense as Gibson and Ultron has alot in common....dictator like personality, believes that christianity/robots are a superior race/religion, and they hate humans/jews and I believe blacks

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  13. Johnny1312

    Woah! Hold up! Did i read somethimg wrong??! Cause it looks like RDJ is signed for more iron man films !! I sure do hope so !!!!

    1 year agoby @Johnny1312Flag

  14. CUPID

    These "Marvel businessmen" should take half of RDJ pay for the Avengers 2 and give it to Mel and Jodie for some small role in another marvel movie....i think thats a great idea, everyone wins.

    1 year agoby @cupidFlag

  15. uncle rico

    I love Mel, give him a chance he only was using freedom of speech, I think he deserves another shot, we give so many other actors second chances why not him, we all make mistakes its time to forgive people for theres.

    1 year agoby @unclerico12345Flag

  16. Bane5000

    Heres something crazy...Imagine if Mel Gibson took over for RDJ and played Tony Stark/Iron Man


    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  17. AgentBlue

    I would love to see them both in the marvel films make it happen Robert!!!!!!!

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  18. Eric Curto

    Maybe the top businessman at Marvel needs to not show hate back toward Mel Gibson and look at him as the great actor he is, that was over 7 years ago. If I showed hate toward those who have shown hate to me, I'm only proving them right. Be the bigger man Marvel(of course he should be right for the part too)

    1 year agoby @Eric-CurtoFlag

  19. TheDude1

    If someone in Hollywood goes on an anti gay rant or an anti black person rant they are welcomed back with open arms. Just shows how messed up their system truly is.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  20. Erikajinx

    Jodie Foster would work the best. She could be one the top shield agent or a female superhero.Mel Gibson not so much. Not hating on him is just not every marvel movie is for everybody but keeping trying RDJ I'm with you

    1 year agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  21. Sean

    @jmp Isn't he already cast as Falcon on Captain America: The winter Soldier ? If so, I would think then that he would already be cast as Falcon in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. JMP

    Man when is Anthony Mackie going to be cast as Falcon in Avengers Age of Ultron

    1 year agoby @jmpFlag

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