Robert Downey Jr. is just as happy as the rest of us to leave 2020 behind and literally jump into 2021 to the music of Van Halen. On Instagram, RDJ posted a video of himself in a golf hat and all-white outfit jumping and dancing in a small pool with very dirty water. Meanwhile, the Van Halen song “Jump” plays while RDJ moves to the beat of the song. No other context has been given here, but the video result of everything that happens here is very entertaining.
“Who is still ready to continue until 2021? To the new year …”, writes RDJ in the headline.
Downey’s video also pays homage to Eddie Van Halen, one of the many beloved celebrities we lost in 2020. The legendary guitarist died in October of a stroke after battling throat and lung cancer. Several of his contemporaries honored him at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, including Jack White, G. E. Smith and Charlie Benante. This week’s episode of Saturday night live also paid tribute to the broadcast of a 1987 clip of Van Halen together with Smith for a show by then Mrs. Valerie Bertinelli.
All in all, 2020 was a terrible year, but Downey’s fans who enjoyed him as Tony Stark on the MCU can now look forward to a lot. Over the past month, countless new Marvel projects were officially announced, introducing several new superhero characters while bringing back a host of fan favorites. This includes the portrayal of Iron Man in Black widowto be released this year. Additionally, RDJ will express Tony Stark in the animated series What happened if…? on Disney +. After Avengers: EndgameRDJ said he was playing Tony Stark “done”, but you really never know what can happen with the expansion of the multiverse in the MCU.
Whatever else RDJ expects, the actor will also appear in the sports comedy All-star weekend. Directed by Jamie Foxx, the film plays Foxx in several roles, including as a “white racist cop”. Speaking of film continue The Joe Rogan ExperienceFoxx mentioned that Downey was cast “to play a Mexican” in the film, but no further details about his character were revealed. It’s an interesting role for RDJ, after controversy over his role in tropical thunderBut given the nature of the film and Foxx’s diverse roles, it shouldn’t seem out of place.
Also on his Instagram account, RDJ recently paid tribute to his late friend and Marvel colleague Stan Lee. On Lee’s 98th birthday, RDJ posted a photo of himself next to the legendary creator from the set of Captain America: Civil War. In just a few days, the post had received over 3.5 million likes from fans, showing how much Marvel fans around the world continue to miss Lee. The “Jump” video was posted on Instagram by Robert Downey Jr.