Not only is Guardians of the Galaxy the best movie of the Summer and recently crossed the $500 million mark, but Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr, states it's the best Marvel movie ever.
Speaking with the Toronto Sun about his latest movie, The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. had the following to say:
“Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever. And it’s odd for someone with — on occasion — an ego the size of mine to actually say that!”
Similar to the first Iron Man, Guardians was considered a gamble as well as it's the first Marvel space movie. Robert Downey Jr. notes that the success of the previous Marvel films enabled Guardians to do so well.
“We’re talking about how the Iron Mans and the Thors and the Captain Americas and the Avengers movies have afforded Marvel the opportunity to essentially take what was a third-tier, minor, kind of upstart bit of potential from one of their comic books series and say: ‘Look!’
Robert Downey Jr. then compared the Guardians of the Galaxy to winning the Super Bowl.
It’s like you have a great quarterback, and his brother plays for another team, and then you say: ‘Look, this is their second cousin and we think he has a great arm and he should start.’ And then he goes and wins the Superbowl!”