6 Upcoming Robert Downey Jr Movies And 4 He Could Star In
Robert Downey Jr. needs no introduction. To call his journey through Hollywood inspiring would be an understatement. Over the years he has given us iconic performances like Chaplin, Kirk Lazarus, Harry Lockhart, Paul Avery and Sherlock Holmes. But the one performance that made Robert Downey Jr. a force to be reckoned with is that of Tony Stark. Ever since the release of Iron Man in 2008, RDJ’s career has been a roaring success. And his upcoming movies just go to show his versatility and eccentricity as an actor. Read on and find out all you need to know about Robert Downey Jr.’s confirmed as well as rumoured projects. Here’s the full list of new and latest Robert Downey Jr. upcoming releases.
1. Avengers: Infinity Wars (2018)
‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ is not just Robert Downey Jr.’s but Marvel’s most-anticipated movie of the year. Intended to be the crown jewel of the MCU, this movie will be the zenith of everything the MCU has done in the last decade. And surely Robert Downey Jr. will have a fundamental role in the film as The Avengers join forces with their allies to battle the powerful Thanos who is on a mission to collect all the infinity stones. Will they be able to defeat Thanos? Who among the Avengers will have to sacrifice their lives? The Marvel fandom is brimming with such questions and theories. It’s tough to decide whether the theories floating around are true or not.
2. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2019)
Universal has acquired the rights to the beloved character of Doctor Dolittle and announced Robert Downey Jr.’s casting in the month of March. The movie, based on the award-winning 1922 novel by Hugh Lofting, follows the story of a peculiar doctor who can speak with animals. With Stephen Gaghan as director and RDJ as Doctor Dolittle, the film which is still in pre-production stages, looks very promising. And Robert Downey Jr. has a task in front of him as he steps into the shoes of Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy.
3. Untitled Avengers Movie (2019)
The untitled Avengers movie, colloquially referred to as Avengers 4, is intended to complete the story that will begin in ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’. Although not much is known about its plot but there’s no doubt in the fact that it would prove to be yet another turning point in the MCU. Characters will die, heroes will retire, and the stage is being set for a greatly changed MCU. The film is still in the filming process and Robert Downey Jr. is set to return yet again as Tony Stark, perhaps for the last time. There’s no second thought about the fact that RDJ has indeed been the sine qua non of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he will remain attached to the franchise in way or the other.
4. Sherlock Holmes 3 (Announced, Undated)
A narrative of Robert Downey Jr.’s astounding comeback to Hollywood isn’t complete till we talk about his impeccable performance as Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s iconic detective. In 2009 he starred in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and then reenacted the role in the 2011 sequel, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’.
5. All-Star Weekend (2018)
‘All-star Weekend’ is Jamie Foxx‘s directorial debut comedy starring Jeremy Piven, Robert Downey Jr., and Foxx himself. The story revolves around two buddy tow-truck drivers, played by Piven and Foxx, who are hardcore basketball fans. They develop a rivalry as they find themselves rooting for players of rival basketball teams. One man will be an ardent supporter of Kobe Bryant and the other LeBron James. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? And the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr. in the cast just serves as a cherry on top of the cake.
6. Untitled John Brinkley Movie
This as-yet-untitled John Brinkley biopic is perhaps Robert Downey Jr.’s most exciting and promising non-Marvel project. Directed by Richard Lintaker, the movies tells the story of 20th century con man John Brinkley who claimed to be a doctor and scammed his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine, populism and the newest technology of the time: radio. The role is something of a departure for Downey, whose heroes are usually a bit more epic and beloved. And that’s what makes it his most exciting upcoming movie.