Robert Downey Jr. Turns Tom Hiddleston & Taylor Swift Into Avengers Joke

Robert Downey Jr. Tom Hiddleston Taylor Swift Joke Tony Stark Avengers
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If you haven't been paying attention (or only paying attention to the important stuff in the world) than you probably don't know about "Hiddleswift," the official relationship name given to Thor/Avengers star Tom Hiddleston and pop/country mega-star Taylor Swift. The two have been seen getting romantic in public for months now, complete with highly-publicized visits to each of their respective parents.

If you haven't seen all of the many, many, internet memes related to the subject: people feel some kind of way about "Hiddleswift." Marvel fans don't like it (they recently cried foul about the idea of Swift joining the MCU); Taylor Swift fans don't like it (those Marvel geeks are too mean to T.S.!); and the general public has been generally annoyed by it (ugh...). But in all that negativity, one hopes the two people actually in the relationship are enjoying themselves. Just kidding: One hopes that a big celebrity comes along to make light of a romance that people are taking way too seriously.

And like the true wit that he is, Iron Man/Avengers: Infinity War star Robert Downey Jr. has come along to do just that:

Join me in welcoming the biggest T. Stark fan of them all to Instagram! @twhiddleston

A photo posted by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on

Oh RDJ, you catty boy! If you can't tell, this was done to mark the occasion of Hiddleston joining Instagram - so if you are one of his legions of fans, better start following @twhiddleston. His account is already up to 583K fans (at the time of writing this); with RDJ's help, it's sure to swell well beyond that.

If you're a Marvel fan, it's hard not to see that little turn as anything but humorous. That is, unless you take Marvel trivia way too seriously, and want to argue that Loki would never wear a shirt praising Tony Stark; in that case, you need to loosen up a bit. It's just jokes.


Doctor Strange arrives November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Avengers 4 – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.