“Bring back people you thought were gone forever”: Kevin Feige Hints Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans’ Return in Secret Wars

Kevin Feige Teases Possible Return of Iconic Marvel Characters for Avengers: Secret Wars

Kevin Feige Hints Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans’ Return in Secret Wars


  • Marvel head Kevin Feige hints at the revival of key characters, including Iron Man and Captain America, for the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars.
  • Feige suggests that the film will serve as a soft reboot, consolidating timelines and pruning what doesn't work while bringing back characters previously thought to be gone forever.
  • With Feige's statement, fans eagerly await to see if Marvel's iconic superheroes will make a comeback in the highly anticipated Avengers: Secret Wars.
Show More
Featured Video

Avengers: Endgame brought a lot of the MCU story threads a full circle while also signaling the end for some of the franchise’s most loved characters including Iron Man and Captain America. Marvel head Kevin Feige has since announced many exciting narratives that are currently being built up over phases 5 and 6.

Kevin Feige
Marvel head Kevin Feige

Feige has also dangled a very juicy carrot in front of ardent fans by hinting at the possible return of certain key characters for the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars. According to reports coming in, the film will work onwards consolidating various timelines and characters before going in for a complete reboot.

Also Read: “We need a break from all Marvel stuff”: Kevin Feige is Reportedly Planning to Follow James Gunn’s Footsteps to Reboot MCU With Avengers: Secret Wars and Fans Are Not Impressed


Will Kevin Feige Bring Back These MCU Superstars?

There is no doubt that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America are two of Marvel’s greatest superheroes. While Avengers: Endgame saw both characters’ arcs culminate in an emotional fashion, it may well be that Kevin Feige could be considering bringing them back in the near future.

Chris Evans
Kevin Feige hinted that he could bring back Captain America and Iron Man for Avengers Infinity Wars

The head honcho of Marvel created excitement on social media through his statement that seemed to hint at the revival of certain marquee characters. Speaking at The Watch podcast, author of the new Marvel book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios Joanna Robinson, quoted Feige’s words regarding his vision for the Marvel franchise leading up to Avengers: Secret Wars.

“We have a quote from Kevin Feige sort of implying that, like, Secret Wars will serve as a soft reboot in which they can prune everything… That’s not to use a Loki-ism. [They’ll] prune everything that’s not working and just keep what is [working], or bring back people you thought were gone forever.”

While it is still unclear which characters, if at all, could be brought back in Avengers: Secret Wars, audiences will have their fingers crossed to see if Kevin Feige would revive the arcs of Marvel’s icons Captain America and Iron Man based on what he has hinted in the quote.


Also Read: “Try making a movie with some depth then”: Amid Failing MCU Projects, Kevin Feige’s ‘We’ve barely scratched the surface’ Comment Creates Fan Uproar

Kevin Feige Says Marvel Still Has A Long Way to Go

Heading an iconic franchise like Marvel and being the brain behind creating its cinematic universe, is no small feat. Kevin Feige though, has managed to ensure that the MCU continues to deliver more portent and creative narratives year after year, one phase at a time. It also seems that the franchise and Feige are not slowing down anytime soon. In an interview with Variety, the Marvel head spoke of the wealth of storylines and characters that are still yet to be tapped into.

“The great thing about Marvel truly is how many wonderful, interesting characters we have in the comics — they’ve been at it for 85 years. Even after 32 movies, it feels like we’ve barely scratched the surface,”

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige with the cast of Avengers

Next in line for Kevin Feige and Marvel following the release of Loki season 2 on October 5th, will be Brie Larson’s The Marvels, which will hit theaters worldwide on November 10th, 2023.


Also Read: One Major Difference Between Kevin Feige’s MCU Role and James Gunn’s Role of Co-CEO in DC Studios



Written by Sharanya Sankar

Articles Published: 1060

Sharanya Sankar, Writer for Fandomwire
Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.