Robert Downey Jr. jokes at D23 about being arrested at Disneyland


Disney honored Downey Jr. as a Disney Legend

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PHOENIX – Robert Downey Jr. is a huge part of the Disney franchise after his role as Tony Stark in the Iron Man series and Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the star’s relationship with Disney had a bumpy beginning.

“Here’s a bit of trivia for you. The very first time I went to Disneyland I was transported to another place — within moments of being arrested,” Downey Jr. said during a panel at D23. “I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center, given a strict warning, and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone. I’ve been sitting on that shame for a while and I‘m just going to release it here tonight,” Entertainment Weekly reports.

The actor revealed something we probably all know, smoking pot in a gondola at Disneyland without a license is not allowed.

Though the audience laughed, Downey Jr. continued, “and I don’t wanna further confuse the issue by insinuating that pot smoking licenses for the gondola are in any way obtainable.”

The D23 Expo took place in Anaheim, California this past weekend from Friday-Sunday. The Marvel actor received the Disney Legend award while attending the event.

Robert Downey Jr. said goodbye to Tony Stark in the most recent film, Avengers: Endgame, but shared he is very grateful for the role and the experiences it led to.

“For my part, playing Tony over many years, the thematic idea that technology can guide our species towards enlightenment or destruction, it’s been a really worthwhile and ongoing meditation. Honestly, it’s been a great gift.”

Fans of the beloved character will most likely get to relive the glory days of Iron Man at “Avengers Campus,” the new area coming to Disney California Adventures in 2020.

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