"Oppenheimer" and acknowledged that movie audiences are seeking fresh thrills beyond the realm of superheroes.
He noted that audiences are dynamic, always looking for new variations of genres, and as an artist, it is essential to consistently surpass their expectations and offer them something new.
While discussing his iconic role as Tony Stark in "Iron Man," which kickstarted the highly profitable Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey Jr. recognized the ever-evolving preferences of movie enthusiasts
. He emphasized that predicting what audiences will gravitate toward next has become a challenge for the entertainment industry, especially since Marvel and Star Wars blockbusters have dominated the big screen for a significant period.
According to the actor, the current landscape is uncertain, and it has put the cinematic and TV community on alert, as anyone could create the next big hit that resonates with audiences.
The article also mentioned that Robert Downey Jr. bid farewell to his iconic role as Tony Stark in "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), which became the third highest-grossing film of all time.
Since then, no Marvel film was released, and the industry has been exploring new avenues to captivate audiences beyond the superhero genre.
"Oppenheimer," the film being discussed in the interview, likely delves into the life and work of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.