Robert Downey Jr. gets Avengers giant A

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr has revealed his surprised when the giant "A" from The Avengers set arrived on his doorstep after he joked he wanted it.

The actor is well known for his dry sense of humour - but it may have backfired on him when Marvel Studios delivered the 30 foot tall model of the letter from the set of the comic book movie to his office.

Robert revealed to BBC Radio 1: "On the last Avengers, there's this scene where there's this 'A' which is probably 30 feet tall, and I'm looking at it, and we're shooting in England, and I go, 'I need that in my office in Venice.'

"About two weeks ago, a wheeler showed up, I'm like, 'What the heck is this doing here?'

"And they go, 'This is the 'A' you asked for.' And I go, 'They brought it?' So now we have a massive Avengers 'A' that will be prominently placed."

The Judge star is has already played Iron Man in five Marvel movies and is currently in negotiations to appear in Captain America 3.