Robert Downey Jr. Offers Up Harsh Words For ‘The Dark Knight’

With all the talk about who will portray the next Batman villain, or which DC property will be the next to hit the silver screen, one thing’s clear…it won’t involve Robert Downey Jr. in any way, shape or form.

In an interview with, Downey Jr. was asked what he thought of “The Dark Knight” and as usual, the opinionated actor had plenty to say.

“It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ’That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie,'” said Downey. “I loved ’The Prestige’ but didn’t understand ’The Dark Knight.’ Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ’I get it. This is so high-brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F–k DC Comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.”

Downey, Jr. also added, “You know, you’re never too old to burn your bridges because I believe I have offended everyone. I think I’ve got a couple more. ’I’ll burn that bridge when I come to it’ is my favorite phrase I’ve ever coined.”

The actor also shed some light on where the “Iron Man” sequels stands, mentioning that the scripting efforts are currently underway. For more on that, check out the full interview here.

Surprised or disappointed to hear Downey’s views on DC, or do you believe Marvel is where he belongs? Let us know in the comments!