Upcoming Robert Downey Jr Movies We Are Excited About

Robert Downey Jr. needs no introduction. To call his journey through Hollywood inspiring would be an understatement. Over the years he has given us iconic performances like Chaplin, Kirk Lazarus (in ‘Tropic Thunder’), Harry Lockhart (in ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’), Paul Avery (in ‘Zodiac’) and Sherlock Holmes. But the one performance that made Robert Downey Jr. a force to be reckoned with is that of Tony Stark. Ever since the release of Iron Man in 2008, RDJ’s career has been a roaring success. And his upcoming movies just go to show his versatility and eccentricity as an actor.

So, what’s next Robert Downey Jr. movie? Well, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Robert Downey Jr. films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest new Robert Downey Jr. movies could be as good as some of his recent ones.


1. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2019)

Yes, you read that right. Universal has acquired the rights to the beloved character of Doctor Dolittle and announced Robert Downey Jr.’s casting in the month of March. The movie, based on the award-winning 1922 novel by Hugh Lofting, follows the story of a peculiar doctor who can speak with animals. With Stephen Gaghan as director and RDJ as Doctor Dolittle, the film which is still in pre-production stages, looks very promising. And Robert Downey Jr. has a task in front of him as he steps into the shoes of Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy.

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2. Avengers Endgame (2019)

Avengers Endgame, previously referred to as Avengers 4, is intended to complete the story that will begin in ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’. Although not much is known about its plot but there’s no doubt in the fact that it would prove to be yet another turning point in the MCU. Characters will die (probably), heroes will retire, and the stage is being set for a greatly changed MCU. The film is still in the filming process and Robert Downey Jr. is set to return yet again as Tony Stark (who is going blonde, by the way), perhaps for the last time. There’s no second thought about the fact that RDJ has indeed been the sine qua non of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he will remain attached to the franchise in way or the other.

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3. Sherlock Holmes 3 (Announced, Undated)

A narrative of Robert Downey Jr.’s astounding comeback to Hollywood isn’t complete till we talk about his impeccable performance as Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s iconic detective. In 2009 he starred in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and then reenacted the role in the 2011 sequel, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’. A third installment has been announced which will also see the return of Jude Law as Dr. John Watson. Although the film last received an update back in October 2016 and it still doesn’t have a script, but we could expect it to go into production sometime in the near future.

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 4. All-Star Weekend (2018)

‘All-star Weekend’ is Jamie Foxx‘s directorial debut comedy starring Jeremy Piven, Robert Downey Jr., and Foxx himself. The story revolves around two buddy tow-truck drivers, played by Piven and Foxx, who are hardcore basketball fans. They develop a rivalry as they find themselves rooting for players of rival basketball teams. One man will be an ardent supporter of Kobe Bryant and the other LeBron James. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? And the inclusion of Robert Downey Jr. in the cast just serves as a cherry on top of the cake.

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5. Untitled John Brinkley Movie (Announced, Undated)

This as-yet-untitled John Brinkley biopic is perhaps Robert Downey Jr.’s most exciting and promising non-Marvel project. Directed by Richard Lintaker, the movies tells the story of 20th century con man John Brinkley who claimed to be a doctor and scammed his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine, populism and the newest technology of the time: radio. The role is something of a departure for Downey, whose heroes are usually a bit more epic and beloved. And that’s what makes it his most exciting upcoming movie.

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1. Pinocchio

This Warner Bros. Pictures’ movie has been in development since many years. It is a new adaptation of the tale of the wooden puppet whose dreams of becoming a real boy have enchanted generations of children since he was created in 19th century Italy. Details of the plot are few and the film has seen major directorial and casting changes. The latest update suggests that Robert Downey Jr. will star as Geppetto, the creator of the puppet and the film will be directed by Ron Howard.

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2. Perry Mason (TV Series)

Robert Downey Jr. is all set to return to the small screen and his comeback couldn’t have been better than this. HBO is rebooting the classic defense attorney series, Perry Mason and it stars none other than RDJ in the lead role. This will be Downey’s third major project for the small screen and the most awaited one as well. Writers Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald have signed on to pen the drama as it goes through development.

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3. A Head Full of Ghosts

Team Downey is all set to produce a feature film adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s thriller novel A Head Full of Ghosts, which will be written and directed by Osgood Perkins. The film tells the story of Merry, who 20 years after her family was publicly consumed and destroyed by her teenage sister’s mysterious and horrific affliction, is approached by a journalist to tell the story in her own words. She reveals a far more terrifying version of what really happened in her childhood home. It is still unknown that whether Robert Downey Jr. will be a part of the cast or not.

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4. Chasing Phil

Team Downey is also developing a movie based on the book “Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, and Their Amazing Around the World Adventure.” Warner Bros. picked up the movie rights to David Howard’s nonfiction book and plan to cast Robert Downey Jr. in the role of conman Phillip Kitzer Jr.

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