Downey Jr. slaps 'The Dark Knight' with his iron gauntlet (

Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In chatting with Moviehole to support his new blockbuster 'Tropic Thunder', 'Iron Man' star Robert Downey Jr. removed his iron gauntlet and bitch-slapped both Batman, and his corporate parents at DC Comics with it.

"My whole thing is that that I saw 'The Dark Knight'. I feel like I'm dumb because I feel like I don't get how many things that are so smart. 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.' I loved 'The Prestige' but didn't understand 'The Dark Knight'. 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 high brow and so f--king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.' You know what? F-ck DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from."

Moviehole questioned whether or not Downey's tounge-in-cheek remarks might seal him off from playing a DC Comics hero on screen.

"You know, you're never too old to burn your bridges because I believe I have offended everyone," he says, laughingly. "I think I've got a couple more. 'I'll burn that bridge when I come to it' is my favorite phrase I've ever coined."

Series: Iron Man, The Dark Knight