The former MCU star is set to work on a new project with Star Wars writer.
Robert Downey Jr. is well recognized for playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Studios films, but the MCU actor is also flexible when it comes to choosing his own parts to add to his always-growing career path in Hollywood. Even though his speculated come back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has not yet been announced, RDJ is now targeting a starring part in a future film where he will undoubtedly collaborate with recently appointed Star Wars writer Steven Knight.
Who would have thought RDJ would be a part of the Star Wars universe? While it may sound too good to be true, the Oppenheimer actor will instead star in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, which will be written by Peaky Blinder’s author, Steven Knight. This means that the actor will not be joining the Star Wars saga.
According to reports, the planned remake of Vertigo has inspired by the psychological thriller D’entre les morts (From Among the Dead), written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac in 1954 and first published in 1958.
The protagonist of Vertigo is a former police officer with a severe phobia of heights who was finally paid to stop the suicide of an old friend’s wife. RDJ is currently considering playing the lead.
In an effort to move away from his beloved position as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. continues to work on a number of projects. As of now, Downey has previously served as executive producer for Netflix’s Sweet Tooth and Perry Manson on HBO.
Robert Downey Jr.’s work and personal life are introduced in a 2022 documentary he just appeared in and produced. He will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming historical drama Oppenheimer. Vertigo from Paramount still lacks an official release date. Having said that, Downey Jr. will make his television debut on Oppenheimer on July 21.