Marvel veteran Robert Downey Jr turns a new leaf with DC’s Sweet Tooth series for Netflix
Things sure love surprising you when you least expect them to. Of course, Robert Downey Jr loves doing things way out of his character but who’d have expected him to make a complete 180?
For those who aren’t really solid on what’s been going on amidst the chaos unleashed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, here’s some news. Whether it is something you’d like, that’s very much debatable. Robert Downey Jr’s shift from Marvel to DC for a DC Netflix series has shook the world.
- Robert Downey Jr moves from Marvel to DC for a new Netflix series
- The Netflix production is an adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC comic Sweet Tooth
- He and wife Susan Downey will produce the series
Robert Downey Jr became a household name with his groundbreaking character of a Marvel superhero Iron Man. What’s really surprising Downey’s shift from Marvel to DC. Yes, you read that right. The actor took to Twitter to announce his shift along with his producer wife Susan Downey for his next project Sweet Tooth on Netflix, an original series.
The Storyline Revealed
Sweet Tooth is adapted from a DC comic series by Jeff Lemire. The storyline follows a little boy Gus who’s part human part deer. He leaves his home to venture into the world of woods and nature. His life in the forest gifts him a makeshift family of other animal children of his own kind.
Downey’s shift from Marvel to DC now makes sense, right? After all, he is not done with animals yet. Dr Doolittle, anyone?
Who’s who? Do you want to know?
Although Robert Downey Jr will not be acting in the series, it is safe to say that Downey’s shift from Marvel to DC is as shocking as it gets. The cast includes Christian Convery, Adeel Akhtar, Nonso Anozie, and Will Forte. The narrative will be done by James Brolin.
Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz and Hap and Leonard co-creator Jim Mickle will be penning down the story and play as the executive producers. Jim Mickle will also be acting as the director of the series.
Will it be just as good as the comic?
This live-action drama series will have eight, one-hour-long episodes and will seemingly be family-friendly. It will be interesting to watch Jeff Lemire’s work come to life. This 40-issue epic series turned him into an industry superstar; the adaption will be worth it just as much hopefully.