Since 2008, Robert Downey Jr. has essentially been Iron Man more than any other actor has been any other character, but the star has a few more tricks up his sleeve.
Over the next few years, Downey will play Tony Stark again, but he’s got a few other roles in the works as well.
Sherlock Holmes 3
Director Guy Ritchie plans to round up Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams for the third installment of the Sherlock Holmes series. The screenplay comes from television writer Chris Brancato, who is best known for Narcos, Hannibal and a handful of Law & Order episodes.
Jamie Foxx recently announced his first major film, All-Star Weekend, where he’s listed as the writer and director. We’re assuming this is a comedy, with a description that reads, “Two buddies form a rivalry over their favorite American basketball player.” Along with Foxx and Downey, the film also stars Benicio Del Toro, Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven and Jessica Szohr.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
It’s unclear why the studios are doing another Dr. Dolittle remake, but hopefully, Downey can make the role funny. The film comes from the director of Gold and Syriana, with an additional cast that includes Rami Malek, Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Marion Cotillard, Antonio Banderas and Selena Gomez (we’re assuming most of these stars signed on as voice roles).
Disney had a fifty-year run of classic cartoons, which they are now turning into live action films. With Tim Burton currently working on Dumbo and Idris Elba signed on for Quasimodo, Ron Howard decided to take on the classic puppet tale with Downey as Geppetto. While there will likely be additional writers on the project, the current version comes from Michael Mitnick, who worked on Vinyl and The Giver.
John Brinkley Biopic
Perhaps one of the most exciting films on this list is an untitled John Brinkley biopic. The story focuses on 20-century con man who scammed his way to fame and fortune pretending to be a doctor while using fake medicine over a radio broadcast. Richard Linklater, known for Boyhood, Bernie and the Before trilogy, is the writer-director.
Avengers 4: The Aftermath
While there’s no official name for the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, expect to see the aftermath of the war with Thanos. The movie stars the usual round-up of stars, along with Brie Larson who will come in as Captain Marvel. The Russo Brothers are also set to direct this pending blockbuster.
If you can’t wait to see some more RDJ, check out his hour-long interview with Sam Jones on Netflix and make sure to see lesser-known hits like The Judge, Charlie Bartlett, Zodiac, A Scanner Darkly, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or Natural Born Killers.