Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have taken their friendship to a new level by describing their relationship with Disney movies. Downey kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe 10 years ago with the original Iron Man while Chris Evans came into the fold in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger – but their friendship inevitably started to take off in 2012.
The two actors shared the spotlight in the first Marvel team-up movie, The Avengers. Since then, the actors have each been in several Marvel movies both in solo adventures and in team-up films. Their characters Tony Stark and Steve Rogers were also both part of the lucky half that survived Thanos’ Infinity War destruction. And so, they have shared the screen on multiple occasions and even seemed to remain friends despite Iron Man and Captain America turning into adversaries in Captain America: Civil War. Evans and Downey have always seemed to be good friends and now they have even gone as far as comparing themselves to iconic Disney pals.
Posting on his Twitter account, Downey started the joke by comparing himself to Bambi and Evans to Bambi’s girlfriend, Faline. Downey even points out that their friendship compared to the Disney deer even go as far as their eye colors. Evans then responded to Downey’s tweet with his own description, this time comparing Downey to Buzz Lightyear and himself to Woody from Toy Story, captioning his tweet, “One good Disney reference deserves another…” Both of their tweets can be seen below.
All the way down to the eye color. pic.twitter.com/bUdp70z7bq
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) September 23, 2018
One good Disney reference deserves another… pic.twitter.com/kb6KNDPe9t
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 23, 2018
Last month, Downey bought Evans a Captain America-themed Camaro, which he not only paid for but personally helped design for his Marvel co-star. Downey also bought the crew of Avengers: Infinity War personalized cast chairs to show his appreciation for their work on the film. While both are nice gestures, Downey is clearly good friends with Evans, as evident by the fact that he customized a Camaro based on Evan’s Marvel role.
What’s ironic about the actors’ comparisons is the fact that Iron Man and Captain America are Disney characters themselves since Disney bought Marvel back in 2009. Stark and Rogers have never really been close in the MCU, especially after the events of Civil War, and only worked together in order to protect the world. Even though the actors had made their friendship clear in the past, these tweets just solidify the belief that Downey and Evans will remain friends not just during their Marvel careers, but to infinity… and beyond.