Robert Downey Jr. has been in western Massachusetts in recent weeks filming for his new project The Judge, a movie about… a guy who…judges things, one supposes. As often happens when a big production descends on a quiet town, there have been ample opportunities for hob-nobbing with the hoi polloi, like this little fella shown above, a baby by the name of Jaxson Denno, who was devastated to learn that super heroes aren’t real, and that we’re all, even the most famous among us, just regular old middle aged dudes.
“He was fine as soon as he talked to him,” Jaxson’s mother, Heather Denno, told People magazine. Jaxson “was so confused,” according to Denno. “Because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn’t. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.” (via Boston Magazine)
OBVIOUSLY THIS LITTLE KID DIDN’T PAY ATTENTION TO THE MOVIES. THAT’S THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE SYMBOLISM. It’s not the armor that makes the hero, it’s the man inside who’s wearing it. Jesus Christ, kids can be so dense sometimes.