Humanity has always needed a source of hope; a central figure to rally around and keep us going, even when things are at their worst. But it's been so long since we've been able to come to a conclusion on who that person was. Maybe that's why we love Marvel movies so much. They're stories about those who provide us with hope. We like to believe some people are good and will fight for justice no matter the cost. It inspires us to fight in our own lives, as well.
The only problem is, of course, that the Avengers aren't real. But maybe now they're a little closer than they were? Robert Downey Jr., who played Tony Stark for 11 years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has announced he's building a company to produce Iron Man-style technology.
His goal? To save the world (for real).
Do you know any of those real-life killjoy types?
In @StarWars #TheForceAwakens, BB-8, a smooth rolling metal spherical ball, would have skidded uncontrollably on sand.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)1450720983.0