The man upon who the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe was built, Robert Downey Jr., revealed in a recent BBC Radio 1 interview, with children, which superhero he would’ve also liked to play.
Now, it is hard to think of RDJ as any other superhero than Iron-Man. He’s played the character for so long that they have become one and the same to the point where the comic book version of Iron-Man actually started taking on the mannerisms of the MCU’s Iron-Man.
Yet, RDJ was able to bring a quick and easy answer to the table.
He stated, “I can’t think of any red-blooded American boy that didn’t imagine themselves as Spider-Man growing up.” But that’s not where the answer ends, “However, looking back on it now —- also because I’m just such a Jeremy Renner fan, and he made it so cool, particularly when he turns into Ronin [in Avengers: Endgame] —- I would say Hawkeye would be my go-to.”