This week Paul Rudd is facing off against Robert Downey Jr in the AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football League, and the trash talk has already gone next level.
The league is a charity endeavor from "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo, where Marvel superstars including Downey Jr, Rudd, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds and more are vying for $1.25 million in donations to their charities of choice. In a special tribute this year, $250,000 of the money raised during the league will go to causes represented by Chadwick Boseman. The 43-year-old “Black Panther” star passed away last month after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer.
Iron Man kicked off the trash talk with his own video posted to Instagram on Sunday, filled with hilarious caricatures of Rudd crying, saying:
“I’m gonna enter your candy store that you and your hipster buddies put together. I’m going to buy it, lease it back to myself sit there and eat all the candy. I’m just gonna sit there and make myself sick eating it, same way that we’re gonna win."
Rudd responded with a parody of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man", where he stars as every member of his own band, complete with costume and wig changes. His jabs made different references to Robert Downey Jr.’s career, including the epic line “I love you 3000, but you’re going to lose to an ant.”
We have to say this round goes to Rudd, but that's no surprise considering he eviscerated Chris Pratt last year.
If only they focused as much on the actual game as they did on the trash talk...Rudd is currently ranked 8th in the fantasy league while Downey Jr. is in 10th place. The current leader is Chris Hemsworth.
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