Hints of Robert Downey Jr.'s future in comic book films hinted at in 2011's "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
After watching HBO's Saturday night movie premier of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," I realized that Robert Downey Jr. may have been giving hints to comic book fans about his future film plans.
Based on one scene in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," RDJ seems to be conveying that while he literally has "Avengers" on the head (signified by the blood red "A" marking) he may also be able to pull off the role of DC's Joker.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (2011) came out a year before the Avengers (2012), so "Avengers" most assuredly was in RDJ's mind. But was the blood marking in the shape of an "A" coincidental or intentional? As an "Avengers" fan I'd like to believe the subtle Avengers "A" was cleverly placed as a bit of fan fun.
While the "A" may have been intentional, the smeared lipstick on Robert Downey Jr.'s cheeks which make him appear as an aged Joker was just random luck. Honestly, how good would RDJ be as an aged Joker? The look is there. Plus, he can pull off the manic dialog and chaotic persona that comes with the clown prince's characterization. The next film could take place another 10 years into the future and feature the Joker meeting the new established Batman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Kind of an old school meets new school thing. Whatever. As long as Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role.
What do you think? Can RDJ play the Joker in a future Batman film? Would he even want to?
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