Robert Downey Jr. might be done acting as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Still, the legendary actor is continuing his efforts to leave his mark on the Earth.
This time, it’s not about donning a cape (or in his case, the most advanced suit of armor ever). Instead, RDJ is tackling the issue of environmental conservation head-on.
Robert made a surprise cameo at Amazon’s Re: MARS conference in Las Vegas last week. There, the actor announced a foundation which will clean the planet with nanotechnology and advanced robotics.
This organization’s goals are quite bold. As you’d expect from his iconic Tony Stark character and what we know about Robert Downey Jr., this isn’t surprising.
RDJ claimed reflections on his effects on the environment inspired the initiative. In true humorous fashion, he even described himself as a “one-man-carbon-footprint-nightmare-colossus”.
The actor said, “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years.”
He also confirmed that he’s spoken with numerous experts about the goal. After multiple consultations, the consensus is that this is indeed possible.
“In 11 years, when I’m 65, if we’ve made even a little dent in what I think is a massive threat to our future and the mess we leave behind, I’m going to come back and throw the nuttiest retirement party you’ve ever seen.”
RDJ’s foundation is called the Footprint Coalition, and the actor announced a set April 2020 launch. However, as of now, no one knows the specific plans of the foundation. The foundation’s website has a newsletter sign-up on it, but that’s it.
Since he’s pretty much done with the Marvel cinematic universe, he should have time to devote to the project. However, reports claim that he’s working on a YouTube docu-series about artificial technology. Per these reports, the series will be premiering later this year.
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