Robert Downey Jr. Gives Hope For Iron Man’s Return to the MCU. Rumors have been swirling that Robert Downey Jr. may not be done playing Tony Stark/Iron Man and RDJ seems to be adding fuel to the fire this week during interviews for his latest film with wife Susan Downey, Dolittle.
“I’m not sure. Are we in bargaining now?” Downey explained on the TODAY Show, hinting about the fulfillment of his Marvel Studios contract. “I am so pleased, just that, I wound up where I have. I’m very fortunate so, I’m not the kind of guy who — I want to try to keep it classy. We’ll see.”
RDJ also discussed the possibility of returning as Tony with Extra.“Yeah, anything could happen. I’m really enjoying…” Downey said before his wife Susan Downey interjected. He continued, “As far as I’m concerned, I hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go. I also think Marvel is on this journey now and they’re trying a bunch of other stuff, and I’m excited for them to see how all that goes. It’s hard to project.” His wife Susan had interrupted his comment to say that the line would quickly become the next days headline. To be fair, she was completely right! The topic has not stopped since it was brought up, but as standard practice in Marvel, a characters reappearance is not always as straight forward as it seems.
Robert has had an impressive career with Marvel Studios as Tony Stark/Iron Man. He has starred in 10 Marvel Films from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame and rumor has it, has even lent his vocal talents to portray Tony Stark in Marvel’s new Disney+ Series, What If…?. RDJ’s comment comes as a bit of surprise since it was previously reported it was difficult to get him signed on to continue the role after Iron Man 3 and join the cast of Captain America: Civil War.
Needless to say, we would be thrilled to have more Robert Downey Jr. appearances in the MCU, likely as an A.I. version of Tony Stark or possibly while exploring the aspects of the Multiverse in the MCU.
You can watch the full interview with Extra in the video below:
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