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10 DCEU Roles Absolutely Perfect for Robert Downey Junior

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Robert Downey Junior has recently been linked to rumors for a new role he is trying to be roped in for in the DC Extended Universe.

The rumors started surfacing in February. While that went nowhere, we would like to do some fan-casting of our own here today.

So here are the roles that Robert Downey Jr could play in DCEU:

Blue Beetle

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Ted Kord does not have any superpowers of his own. He instead relies on his genius-level intellect, his enormous resources (courtesy of a multi-billion dollar industry at his possession), and superior athleticism to get the job done.

Does that remind you of someone?

Ted Kord is a businessman in the day and a customized BB-Gun trotting vigilante in the night. Robert Downey Junior could play the role of Ted Kord and he would absolutely nail it.

Booster Gold

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Booster Gold’s real name is Michael Jon Carter, an egotistical man who is always so full of himself.

He has a sharp tongue, always boasts about himself, and is a long time schemer. He is also known to be self-centered.

After he stole time travel technology for the future and traveled to the past to become a superhero, Michael Jon Carter actually had a change of heart.

He started to see the error of his ways and became a genuine human being who actually wanted to make a difference.

He is also one of the funniest and wittiest characters ever in the DC Universe. Booster Gold’s character development in the DC Universe is basically the same as that of Iron Man’s in the MCU.

Max Mercury

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He is called the Zen Master of Speed for a reason. Max Mercury was the first human to ever tap into the extra-dimensional realm of energy called the Speed Force.

Many call Max Mercury the original Speedster. He has been an ally to many Speed Force Superheroes like the Flash and Johnny Quick.

Max Mercury is known to use the Speed Force to hop across timelines. He is also of a rather advanced age which, let’s get real here, coincides with the real age of Robert Downey Junior.

Max Mercury has been a mentor and father figure to Impulse aka Bart Allen, a popular DC Superhero. As Iron Man, he has already done the same for Spider-Man.

Maxwell Lord

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Maxwell Lord is a powerful businessman who has the ability of extreme mind control. He is calculated and meticulous in each step he takes.

When Maxwell Lord was a child, his father – a wealthy businessman of equal stature was found dead in what was termed an apparent suicide.

It is later revealed that his father was killed. Maxwell has made it his life mission to become the most powerful person in the whole world.

Maxwell Lord is like an evil Tony Stark. We know Pedro Pascal is already playing the role in Wonder Woman 1984. But come on!!

The Spectre

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The Spectre is the instrument of God’s Divine Wrath in the DC Universe. His mission is to unleash God’s Vengeance upon all evildoers. The most famous Avatar of the Spectre is Jim Corrigan.

The superhero known as the Spectre is one of the most powerful cosmic and magical forces in the DC Universe.

He has the power to resurrect the dead and neutralize immortality. He has fought foes like Parallax and the Anti-Monitor. The Spectre is known to show incredible feats of strength.

He once stopped two universes from colliding and defeated a Demon Lord in his own dimension of Hell.

We expect Robert Downey Junior to effortlessly portray the Spectre if he is given the chance.

The Phantom Stranger

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The Phantom Stranger is said to be as old as time itself. It is said that the Phantom Stranger is a member of the Trinity of Sin, the Original Trio of Sinners cursed by the Gods.

He only appears when there is some great danger or a threat level of enormous magnitude. The powers of the Phantom Stranger vary from writer to writer.

He is said to have the power of time travel, teleportation, immunity to death, illusion casting, flight, and even cosmic power manipulation at times.

The Phantom Stranger has all the necessary ingredients to become a Nick Fury like figure for the DCEU and that would mean we get to see more of RDJ in literally every DC movie.

Animal Man

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Animal Man is one of the happiest Go Lucky individuals we have ever seen in the world of fiction.

Buddy Baker is a superhero for fun. That does not mean he takes his powers and responsibilities lightly. Buddy Baker is the Avatar of the Red, the mysterious energy that connects all animal life in the universe.

Buddy can talk to animals as well as tap into the Red’s Morphogenetic Field to imitate the abilities of other animals.

He can give himself the regenerative abilities of a Salamander or the strength of a T-Rex. He can even transform his own body via Morphogenetic mutation to resemble that of other animals.

Mister Miracle

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Scott Free is a New God born in New Genesis. He is the son of High Father, the mortal enemy of Darkseid of Apokolips.

As a peace offering between New Genesis and Apokolips, Scott Free was given to Darkseid when he was just a child. Under Darkseid’s rule, Scott Free was relentlessly tortured until he managed to escape the Fire Pits of the planet and landed upon Earth. Mister Miracle is a master of Escapism.

He can get out of any trap no matter how hard it is. He is also somewhat of a witty chap that makes the occasional cheeky one-liner. We could not see anyone else other than RDJ in this role.

Vandal Savage

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Vandal Savage is an immortal warrior who is known to possess enormous resources and skills under his possession.

Savage was once a Caveman that went by the name Vandar Add. After a mysterious meteorite that gave off alien radiation crash-landed on Earth, Vandar Adg underwent an accelerated mutation.

He gained incredible longevity and could no longer age. He also gained heightened intelligence. Vandal Savage has the guts and the brains to challenge the Justice League on multiple occasions.

Robert Downey Junior is very adept at playing powerful, well-connected businessmen. Vandal Savage has seen empires rise and fall, with connections that run deeper than maybe even Ra’s Al Ghul’s. This role would be fitting for RDJ.

Jason Blood


Jason of the Old Blood was once a Noble Knight that sat among the legendary Knights of the Round Table of Camelot. He served King Arthur.

Merlin the magician once entrapped a Demon within Blood’s body to save his life and stop the demon from escaping.

Jason Blood can transform into an unstoppable demon that has multiple mystical abilities and talks in rhymes. Jason Blood’s character is not known for wise-cracking.

RDJ was once known for his serious roles. If you guys have seen Charlie Bartlett, you know what we might be talking about.

This character would be a good way for RDJ to explore another layer of acting. We say they are a match.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.

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