Robert Downey Jr. Confirms He is Done Playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the MCU. In a recent interview with SmartLess Podcasts hosts Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), and Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), who asked how Robert Downey Jr. is doing “post-Marvel” to which RDJ re-confirmed “that’s all done,” stating once again he is truly done with his Marvel responsibilities he has handled for the past decade.
Though as fans we mourned the passing of Tony Stark at the end of Avengers: Endgame, it must be incredibly freeing for the Iron Man actor to have an open schedule to work on passion projects and move into more production roles. Currently, both Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, are teaming up for a new Netflix series, Sweet Tooth.
“Sweet Tooth follows the adventures of Gus — part deer, part boy — who leaves his home in the forest to find the outside world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of humans and animal-children hybrids like himself in search of answers about this new world and the mystery behind his hybrid origins.”
*SPOILER ALERT, SCROLL TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO AVOID MINOR SPOILER FOR Black Widow* You have been warned… Though Robert is done filming future projects with Marvel Studios, his character Tony Stark will be featured in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, and feature a scene between Tony and Natasha with Tony urging Natasha to go “on the run” to escape imprisonment for breaking the Sakovia Accord. The scene was previously shown in screenings for the film, but was ultimately cut from Captain America: Civil War. Given the timeline featuring Black Widow taking place between Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War it makes sense that the archived footage would be used in the film. Granted, Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly not pleased Marvel decided to use the footage in the new film without his knowledge.
According to fellow actor, Jeff Goldblum, RDJ has also finished recording lines for the new Marvel Studios and Disney+ series, What If…?. What If…? will explore elements and storylines in alternative universes within Marvel during pivotal moments in history One known storyline for the series includes Captain Britain featuring Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter.
Confirmed appearances in the Marvel Studios and Disney+ series include: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark, Iron Man), Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark), Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Stevens/Killmonger), Michael Douglass (Ant-Man/Hank Pym), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man/Scott Lang), Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu Udonta), Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Chris Sullivan (Taserface), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jeff Goldblum (The Grandmaster), Taika Waititi (Korg), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Toby Jones (Dr. Arnim Zola), Neal McDonough (Dum Dum Dugan), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barner/The Winter Soldier), Stanley Tucci (Dr. Abraham Erskine), David Dastmalchian (Kurt) and introducing Jeffrey Wright as Uatu/The Watcher. Rumored to appear in the series is Chris Evans (Steve Rogers) and Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow).
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