Robert Downey Jr. has always been considered by fans as the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he's been the flag-bearer of the franchise for well over a decade. Naturally, people would think that the Marvel blood will forever run in his veins even after he exited the MCU following Avengers: Endgame.
That may be true but RDJ made a career move that stunned a lot of fans. It came as a huge shock when people learned that he "jumped ship" to the DC universe to produce Sweet Tooth, an original Netflix series based on the iconic comic book under the DC banner.
Sweet Tooth was a smash hit and proved that success will always follow Downey wherever he chooses to go. In fact, the series which follows the tale of human/animal hybrids living in a post-apocalyptic world has surpassed Marvel Studios' latest offering Loki in terms of streaming numbers. According to Nielsen's streaming data for June, Sweeth Tooth was the most popular series with 1.4 billion minutes of streams while Loki only managed to garner 731 million.
Not only that, but the red and black streaming platform's subscriber count is significantly larger than Disney+ but it's still a monumental feat for the Iron Man actor who is trying out new things in his career. We still don't know what the future holds for him acting-wise but the triumph of Sweet Tooth will most likely attract him to produce more projects down the line.
All episodes of Sweet Tooth are now streaming on Netflix.