With so many Marvel movies in the can, the actors behind them have had a lot of time to get to know each other. And become bros. And you know what bros do? They make fun of their bros. And sometimes they do it very publicly, to the amusement of all.
Take, for example, Robert Downey Jr., who used powers greater than Iron Man’s to absolutely destroy Loki, we mean Tom Hiddleston, and his new relationship with Taylor Swift. You remember that “I <3 T.S.” t-shirt? Well so does Tony Stark.
Sometimes things happen in this world and I like to think they happen for me and my soul, like Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Rudd roasting each other for the AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football League. Started by the Russo brothers, the league features many of our favorite Avengers battling each other each week in rounds of fantasy football, but to up the stakes, the celebrities often post videos talking smack to each other. So, you know, a delight.
And watching Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Rudd battle against each other? It feels like a wonderful fever dream.
The AGBO Superhero League is presented by FanDuel, an organization that was founded by Joe Russo and ESPN Fantasy Football expert Matthew Berry to benefit charities while bringing celebrities to play in fantasy football tournaments. So to help get fans excited about the battles, the teams film video to trash talk whoever they’re playing that week, and I’d like to thank whatever gods gave me Downey and Paul Rudd battling each other.
Downey’s video was a bit more … ominous in tone. Using different artwork of Paul Rudd going from confident to crying in the fetal position, the video is just RDJ talking about how he’s going to beat Rudd (but ending with how much he loves the Ant-Man).
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