Renowned for his role as Iron Man, the fast-paced and provocative super-hero Robert Downey Jr. has practically become his iconic character (as fans believe). Tony Stark and RDJ – for better or for worse – are a unique entity among the fans of the franchise. RDJ does not play Iron Man; rather, he is Iron Man.
With Avengers: End of the game on the horizon, many are curious to know what the actor has planned after the last episode of the saga of a decade. If he does not spend all his time working in the Marvel film universe, what will he do instead? In addition to embodying one of the most beloved characters, Dr. Dolittle, Robert Downey Jr. should play the role of the famous international scammer, Dr. John Brinkey.
Robert Downey Jr. will play in an untitled biographical post on John Brinkley titled "Avengers: Endgame"
Although the film does not have a title yet, the story will follow twentieth century crook craftsman John Brinkley, who claimed to be a doctor and made his way to the top (gaining notoriety, fortune and all that that goes with), according to IMDb.
Richard Linklater is to write the film alongside Holly Gent and will direct Robert Downey Jr in the lead role. For the moment, no other cast member has been announced, but the film would be in pre-production.
Richard Linklater is best known for his films analyzing suburban culture and the time spent in general; in other words, he takes a microscope to the human condition. Linklater is known for his work on Childhood, dazed and confused, before sunrise, and Lazy.
Holly Gent wrote 2008 Me and Orson Welles and writes the script to Cate Blanchett's film titled Where are you going, Bernadette? It should be released in cinemas in August 2019. The script is based on Maria Semple's book. With Linklater and Gent behind the screenplay, the film will likely be a poignant expose of the company at the time and John Brinkley himself.
What do we know about John R. Brinkley?
John R. Brinkley, first, should not be called a doctor; however, after years of simulations, he seems to have acquired the prefix permanently. John Brinkley was an American who fraudulently claimed to be a health professional. He got the affectionate label – "Goat-Gland Doctor" – after starting xenotransplantation of goat testes in humans.
His goat testis procedures have earned him national fame, international renown and great wealth. While initially promoting the procedure as a way to remedy male impotence, he began to assert that it was a panacea shortly after. Basically, if you had a stomach ache, Brinkley suggested the goat testes. If your arm hurt you, Brinkley suggested the goat testicles. You had the idea.
Although he was eventually banned from practicing medicine, he was a man so loved that when he ran for the governor of Kansas (his hometown), he nearly won! While he was getting rich quickly, he died poor. At the end of his life, he had been repeatedly prosecuted for professional misconduct and wrongful death.
Robert Downey Jr. will produce biopic John Brinkley alongside Susan Downey
Robert Downey Jr. – the main man in the story of an infamous swindler – will also be producing the film alongside his wife, Susan Downey. The film will also be co-produced by Megan Ellison, Chris Giliberti, Tim Howard, Richard Linklater and P.J. Vogt.
Robert Downey Jr. will probably give a good performance as a scammer, as it seems to be a good follow-up film for the man we know as Tony Stark. Even though he will no longer be the "good guy", fans will have the opportunity to see the intelligence and lucid nature that he brings to the MCU. The film seems to be a perfect departure from The Avengers: it's similar, but it's not so similar that it has to fear a later cast.