Ever since his return to the spotlight with 2008’s Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr. has been the man in Hollywood, with his portrayal of Marvel’s Tony Stark helping to cement Marvel Studios’ Hollywood legacy by ushering in the new wave of billion dollar blockbuster comic book films. Outside of his Marvel films, he also had a go with a modernized take on Sherlock Holmes and a few other roles. Simply put, for almost a decade, talk of Robert Downey, Jr. has become synonymous with Tony Stark and Marvel.
However, that’s all set to change if his next film, The Judge, live up to the potential displayed in this first trailer. Moving away from the over-the-top action blockbusters that have been Marvel films, The Judge is a more character-driven film that will pair the star with another big name in Hollywood, Robert Duvall (The Godfather). Downey, Jr. stars as Hank Palmer, a lawyer who must return home following the death of his mother. At the funeral, he reunites with his father (Duvall), a renowned judge whom Hank has an estranged relationship with. During his stay, Hank discovers that his father is the primary suspect for the murder of his mother.
The Judge will be in theaters on October 10th.