Robert Downey Jr. Says “Never Say Never” to a Potential Marvel Comeback. Though there is little chance we will see Robert Downey Jr. return to a starring role in future Marvel projects, it seems RDJ is open to returning to the role if requested!
Previously, Downey had been adamant that his time with Marvel was up and he was ready to move on to other projects and spend quality time with his family, but it seems the famed actor may be singing a different tune after some time away from the 11-year career.
During an interview with GQ, RDJ was asked if he would be willing to return to the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man to which he surprisingly responded: “Well… I have alighted, for now. Real world to save. But never say never.“
Back in December, he had shared how appreciative he was for the time he spent in the role, sharing it was “creatively satisfying” and how in reflection he is incredibly grateful for his tenure as Tony.
Downey shared with The Hindustan Times “Playing Tony/Iron Man was hard and I dug deep. I had an incredible 10-year run that was creatively satisfying. I’ve done all I could with that character and can do other things now. Now, being middle-aged, you start looking at the back nine and realize this is all part of the journey, and things end. I am fortunate and eternally grateful to have wound up where I have.”
As for “how” Robert may return in the role, there is a possibility that with the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ original series Armor Wars and Ironheart we could see flashback sequences with Rhodey or an AI version (as seen in Avengers: Endgame) of Tony Stark in Ironheart.
Are you excited at the idea of Robert returning to the MCU? Which series would you like to see him join? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel!
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