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Sure, The Dark Knight was great and everything, but wasn’t its plot difficult to understand? No? We didn’t think so either, but we’re not Robert Downey Jr., star of the summer’s second-biggest (and apparently more easily comprehensible) superhero franchise Iron Man. “I didn’t understand The Dark Knight,” he tells Moviehole. “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’ … 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 highbrow and so fucking smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’” And then he said this: “You know what? Fuck DC comics.”
Surely he was kidding (maybe! It’s kinda hard to tell even in context) — but wouldn’t a full-on Batman versus Iron Man be the greatest thing ever? We eagerly await Christian Bale’s response, and hope it’s in his grizzly Batman voice.
Interview: Robert Downey Jr. [Moviehole via /Film]Iron Man Didn’t Understand ‘The Dark Knight’