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Marvel Fans Freaking Out Over Robert Downey Jr. Producing New DC Project


As the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade, as well as its highest-paid star and the actor who played the title hero in Marvel Studios’ very first self-funded production, Robert Downey Jr. is always going to find himself intrinsically linked to Kevin Feige’s monolithic franchise.

He may have gracefully bowed out of the role at the end of Avengers: Endgame and since admitted he’s done all that he can with Tony Stark, but barely a week passes by without at least one rumor circulating in regards to his return. Downey Jr. has yet to settle on his next onscreen role after the disastrous Dolittle, but MCU fans appear to have gotten a shock after discovering he’s one of the producers on an upcoming DC adaptation.

Based on the Vertigo comic book series of the same name, Netflix dropped the first trailer for Sweet Tooth yesterday, and despite the footage being packed to the brim with eye-popping visuals and an impressive sense of scale, all anybody seemed to want to talk about was RDJ’s name being attached to DC, as you can see from the reactions below.

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Sweet Tooth looks as though it’s got the potential to become the streaming service’s next breakout fantasy series, a genre the platform has become increasingly adept at mastering over the last couple of years, but in some circles it’s been boiled down to a Marvel vs. DC thing. Of course, that was to be expected given Robert Downey Jr.‘s name is slapped smack dab in the middle of the trailer and Iron Man will likely always be viewed as his career-defining role, but he’s not that guy any more so he’s free to dabble with as many other comic book properties as he likes.

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