ROBERT Downey Jr. wants Mel Gibson to be cast in an Avengers movie.
The actor — who has a lucrative five year deal with Marvel Studios that will see him make two more Avengers movies in the next four years as well as consult on future parts of the Iron Man franchise — is trying to help Mel make a Hollywood comeback.
“But Robert is raising eyebrows with his efforts on behalf of his longtime best pals Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson,” a source said.
“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 the idea of the popular, ultra-professional, Oscar winning Foster joining the superhero world would no problem — especially because she recently starred in the sci-fi movie Elysium, “Mel is a far different story,” the source said.
Gibson has had a hard time with his Hollywood peers ever since the circumstances surrounding his 2006 DUI arrest became public. According to the arrest report, Gibson allegedly shouted at the police officer, “F***ing Jews…The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
“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,” said the source.
“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.”
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