We owe everything to Robert Downey Jr. No, seriously. Do you remember a time where we went without like at least two spectacular superhero movies in a year? Me neither, all thanks to Marvel and DC.
It's really hard to imagine not getting kickass movies with our favourite characters everywhere and we all know who we have to thank for that, even our very own Aquaman, Jason Momoa knows.
During an interview with The Toronto Sun, Jason gave the credit where it's due when he was asked about why it took so long for a mainstream solo 'Aquaman' movie to happen.
Yeah, we have had Batman and Superman for ages and even the interviewer pointed it out. But Jason gave all the credit to the one character who gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man.
He said, “The only thing about it now is, people want more. They've heard those other stories, and there's plenty more to tell, but they want new ones. When Batman v Superman came out and it introduced Wonder Woman, she came in and blew it open. I feel like Marvel, in its own right, has been blowing the door open with other new characters as well. I mean look what Iron Man did. That was amazing. Who knew what the hell Iron Man did? I definitely didn't. I feel like I knew more about Aquaman, and I barely knew anything about Aquaman over Iron Man (laughs). Robert Downey just came in and destroyed it. So there are all these beautiful, modern mythologies that people get inspired by and it's nice to see something different.”
We all love Batman and we still do, but come on, we need more heroes, and Marvel and DC have been delivering that for so long now and the audience is loving it. It's hard to believe now but before 2008, Iron Man was not even a mainstream superhero and now it's a household name. Comic book movies have come a long way and it all can be kind of traced back to RDJ since he's the one who brought the character out of the minor leagues.
What Iron Man did for Marvel ten years ago, that's what Wonder Woman did for DC. As Jason said, she came in and blew it open!