Although he finished his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. is definitely still a comic book movie fan.
While on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, Downey was asked about his anticipated superhero flicks and surprisingly Downey picked Robert Pattinson’s upcoming The Batman (2021)
“I want to see what Pattinson does,” RDJ said. “I like that guy.” Pattinson has been facing heavy criticism on social media, many people are hating on Pattinson due to his work with the Twilight series, which ran for four years.
Since then, Pattinson has moved to indie films such as Good Time, High Life, Hold On To Me and The Lighthouse. However, Pattinson is returning to blockbusters, this year, he is staring in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and in 2021 he will play the bat of Gotham in Matt Reeves The Batman.
While Downey Jr. has obviously had nothing to do with the DCEU, he’s regarded as one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. He’s been nominated for two Academy Awards and clearly knows a thing or two about the comic book genre.
Pattinson has also stated he wants to make his batman “Terrifying” which worked very well with Ben Affleck in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The Batman reportedly started filming earlier this month, FandomWire recently learned that some scenes will be filmed in Scotland.
As for Pattinson, if an icon who portrayed a superhero for over a decade approves of his casting, then Pattinson will more likely be an awesome Batman. Director Matt Reeves also announced that he will tap into Batman’s detective form which was never done live-action.
The Batman will have multiple villains such as Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, Carmine Falcone and many more that are yet to be announced. The Batman will hit theatres on June 25, 2021.