After his death in Avengers: Endgame, fans around the world eagerly awaited the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man one last time. With rumors and hopes of a surprise role in future MCU projects, the Dolittle actor also felt scared about a potential return.
Talking it out with Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience, Robert Downey Jr talked about his life, his destiny, the right time to pick up the mantle, and most importantly, whether will he ever pick up the mantle again.
Robert Downey Jr. Is Afraid of Returning As Iron Man
While eliminating Thanos’ army from existence with an iconic snap of the Infinity Gauntlet, Iron Man saved the universe while sacrificing himself. The people grieved for the loss of the character but most importantly for the loss of Robert Downey Jr.’s role as Iron Man in upcoming MCU projects.
As collectively decided by the people and the world, there can only ever be one Iron Man and that was Robert Downey Jr., Joe Rogan talked it out with the Sherlock Holmes actor. Talking about pre-arranged destinies and cars, the duo of Downey Jr and Rogan talked it out on The Joe Rogan Experience.
“If you’re good at what you do, then it’s not about time” Robert Downey Jr started saying. “It’s about…it doesn’t matter when you decide to pick up the mantle again. It’s just about…but it’s scary isn’t it? Could you imagine like they say ‘Hey Joe just don’t do this show for 4 years and then come back and do it again’ you go ‘I can start a new life, who knows?'”
The duo also discussed whether it was truly the end of Iron Man or not. Talking about actors of the old like Eddie Murphy and Joe Walsh, Joe Rogan and the American actor had quite a chat in just over an hour.
When Kang Actor Compared Himself To Robert Downey Jr
Jonathan Majors, the actor who will portray Kang the Conqueror in upcoming MCU projects compared himself to Robert Downey Jr. Stating how Downey Jr’s Iron Man was the “superhero of superheroes”, Jonathan Majors boasted about how big of a baddie his character will be in the future.
“He’s a part of an already established universe. Those are inspirations and then counterpoints, which is also important in creating a character is to figure out how they counter people. ‘You’re smart, but watch how smart I am’. So you can look at Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and say okay, if that’s the superhero of superhero, etcetera, and I’m to be the supervillain of supervillains.
It remains unconfirmed whether Robert Downey Jr. will potentially return to the role of Iron Man once again in the MCU or not. As much as the people hope, the decision remains with the Oppenheimer actor and the higher-ups at Marvel and Disney.