Appearing on the Joe Rogan
Experience, Robert Downey Jr.
, who deftly turned the formerly mid-tier hero Iron Man into a household name over the course of nine films in ten years that culminated with this year’s record-breaking Avengers: Endgame
, spent over an hour discussing his fascinating life and career, particularly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While reflecting on the transition of superhero fiction from campy amusement to serious cinema (the opinions of Martin Scorsese
notwithstanding), the two briefly touched on another iconic superhero.
When asked how many different versions of the DC Comics
mainstay Batman have appeared on-screen, Downey Jr.’s only response was: “I want to see what Pattinson does. I like that guy.” Downey and Pattison technically worked on the same project once, in the 2010 direct-to-video romance Love & Distrust, which consisted of five distinct short films, though they appeared in separate parts of the movie.