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“Get the F**k Out of Here”: Robert Downey Jr Saying Marvel Will Replace Him as Iron Man Doesn’t Sit Well With Joe Rogan

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Marvel fans would flip out if the MCU would so much as even think about replacing Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. So, when Joe Rogan heard the actor say that the chances of him getting replaced by another actor were as a matter of fact not entirely impossible, the former simply couldn’t digest the information. And rightly so.

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.

Back in 2020, Robert Downey Jr had appeared on the famous, Joe Rogan Experience podcast, wherein the two talked about an array of topics, mostly amusing ones. But when Joe Rogan, the host of the podcast brushed upon one particular subject, his guest’s answer did not sit right with him in the least.

Robert Downey Jr claimed Marvel would replace him as Iron Man

After starring as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame in 2019, Robert Downey Jr hasn’t been spotted in any of the films by Marvel. And speculation with regard to the same has been going on ever since, as fans got more and more impatient to find out whether or not they would get the chance to see the actor play Tony Stark’s character ever again, and if so, when.

In 2020 though, the Sherlock Holmes actor finally talked about his comeback to the MCU with Joe Rogan on the latter’s podcast, and fair warning, the information he divulged wasn’t particularly thrilling.

See also: “It was a heartbreaker for me”: Emily Blunt Regrets Turning Down Offer To Be Robert Downey Jr’s Co-Star in Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. in as Iron Man (2008).
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man (2008)

While talking about Iron Man, Rogan mentioned how he found the superhero genre quite intriguing, considering how there have been multiple actors playing the same superhero character. “There’s so many reboots,” he pointed out. “Like, how many f**king Spider-Mans have there been, and how many Hulks have there been?” 

But the comedian was quick to state how there has only ever been one Iron Man, that of Robert Downey Jr’s. “There’s only been one Iron Man though. You got that,” he remarked. And to that, the Zodiac star replied by saying, “thus far,” insinuating that nothing was decided for his character’s future.

Joe Rogan wasn’t happy to think of someone else playing Iron Man

When the American actor and producer very casually threw in the fact that he might not play Tony Stark for all time to come, Rogan immediately dismissed his remark, indicating that even the mere thought of not seeing Downey Jr in the MCU was atrocious.

“Get the f**k out of here,” the NewsRadio actor exclaimed. “You’re Iron Man, man. It’s like, certain dudes just own a roll,” he said. He also pointed out how “if anybody else tried to be Iron Man,” the audience would most definitely not be pleased to witness that.

See also: “I have four words for Marvel – F—k you, call Robert”: Robert Downey Jr Nearly Quit $50M Iron Man Role For Massive Pay Disparity, Stood Up for Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson

Robert Downey Jr. In Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Rogan was right about it though. There are certain actors who have left a rather strong imprint on fans through the roles they have played, especially if they have played said characters multiple times. And breaking that cycle by replacing them would naturally not be something people would be happy about.

Ever since his first ever Iron Man movie which was released in 2008, Robert Downey Jr has consistently played the fan-favorite character for about a decade. But then in a tragic plot twist, fans saw Tony Stark take his last breath in Avengers: Endgame, after which the actor’s return to the MCU has been uncertain.

The Judge star recently dished out some hope to fans though, when he said that if there was some opportunity that struck him as exciting enough, he might just give gearing up as Iron Man a second thought. But other than that, only time will confirm whether or not Marvel fans will be able to see Robert Downey Jr on the screen anytime soon.

See also: ‘They are so pissed. I can’t believe it’: Robert Downey Jr. Hinted He Quit Iron Man Role Because Marvel Was Furious He Made an Astronomical Salary

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Written by Khushi Shah

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