Marvel Gave Robert Downey Jr. Giant AVENGERS Logo Prop
At the end of Joss Whedon's The Avengers, after the Battle for New York the only part of the "Stark" logo that remained at the top of Stark Tower was the giant "A" that serves as the Avengers emblem. Well, according to Robert Downey Jr., Marvel game him that giant prop. It's not uncommon for actors to take take home props from the films they work on. Downey Jr. also owns some of the Iron Man helmets used in the movies that he has been in. He may not own a full suit, but now he has a 30-foot Avengers logo to put in his office. The actor told the story of how this all came about in an interview with BBC Radio 1 (via: ComicBook.com).
"On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice.'
"About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I'm like, 'What the heck is this doing here?!' And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it?!' So now we have a massive Avengers 'A' that will be prominently placed."
I'm sure he just jokingly said he wanted it, but I guess whatever Downey Jr. wants, he gets. I guess it benefits both parties, because now it isn't taking up space in the studio storage facility. It's probably not that big of a sacrifice for Marvel. If they didn't give it to the actor, they probably would have thrown it away eventually.