Robert Downey Jr. has been admired as one of the best actors out there. From his portrayal as Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the MCU, people have come to know about the actor’s talent and skills. With a new series on the line, the actor (for a change) looks unrecognizable!
From the rich and twisted minds of HBO and A24, the new series The Sympathizer has made Robert Downey Jr. an old man. And from the leaked pictures, it was hard to believe Downey Jr’s new look that he has donned.
Robert Downey Jr. Looks Incredible and Unrecognizable
Park Chan-wook is a South Korean film director known for films like Oldboy, Decision to Leave, and, Lady Vengeance. The people couldn’t have been more excited when it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. will be the star of his new series.
The latest project of Park Chan-wook follows the story of a half-French and half-Vietnamese man who served as a spy for Communist forces during the Vietnam War. Robert Downey Jr. is expected to portray the role of the very same man since his photo leaks almost prove it. Captured on the sets of The Sympathizer, the Dollitle actor looks the complete opposite of what we are used to seeing.
Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Park Chan-wook’s ‘THE SYMPATHIZER’ for HBO and A24. https://t.co/0N2y6tHVoM
— Cinema Solace (@CinemaSoIace) January 12, 2023
As the actor seems more ancient than what we have been seeing, the people replied with praises for the man. Robert Downey Jr. was hailed as one of the finest actors (again) as the people claimed that this man will never break his character.
Damn couldn't even recognize him at first.. that's some A level work there
— Paul (@paulfrnck) January 12, 2023
That’s the face of a man who won’t break character until after he cuts the dvd commentary.
— AJ Lancaster Supports Unions (@lancaster_aj) January 12, 2023
He looks so different without the mustache!
— LJG2002 (@ljg2002) January 13, 2023
— Basheer Ashraf (@BasheerAshraf_) January 12, 2023
— Paulo (@PSilvaWorld) January 12, 2023
The mini-series is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Not many details have been leaked yet and still remains a topic of discussion whether it is true or speculated rumors. HBO and A24 are studios with their own version of things while A24 is infamous for making unique movies that act like cult classics. Having been featured as Iron Man in the MCU since 2008, there are further alleged reports that Robert Downey Jr. may wear a suit again but this time…it will be a Star Wars suit.
Robert Downey Jr. To Star in a Star Wars Film?
According to rumors that are abundant on the internet, Lucasfilms is keen to hire Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau. Not revealing key plotlines or any other details, the report states that the tone of the film will be on the lighter side which the actor-director duo is prone to. As of yet, these remain mere rumors and cannot be ascertained until an official statement gets released.
On the working side of things, the Tropic Thunder actor will be seen starring alongside Cillian Murphy as the character of Lewis Strauss in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. The film is one of the biggest events that will take place this year and is often jokingly compared with Greta Gerwig’s upcoming movie Barbie.
Oppenheimer is set to release on 21st July 2023 in theaters across the U.S.