“It’s the truth”: Kevin Feige Shares Heartbreaking News About Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson’s MCU Return in Avengers 5

Kevin Feige addressed the rumors of Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson's MCU return with a blunt response.

"It's the truth": Kevin Feige Shares Heartbreaking News About Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson's MCU Return in Avengers 5


  • Rumors have teased that Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr's time may not be fully over in the MCU.
  • Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige responded to bizarre rumors and theories about the return of the fallen, causing millions of hearts to be broken.
  • Kevin Feige, currently focusing on other MCU projects and introducing new cast members, denied the possibility of Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson's return.
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Ever since Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr made their exit with their sacrifice to save humanity in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been hoping for Marvel to find a way to resurrect the beloved characters. Rumors have therefore consistently teased that Johansson and Downey Jr’s time may not be fully over.

Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige

While Scarlett Johansson returned to the MCU and reprised her role as Black Widow in a standalone movie, Robert Downey Jr focused on other projects. But fans still kept on hoping for Kevin Feige to bring back the stars. However, recently, Feige shared heartbreaking news after addressing the rumor. 

Also read: Even Marvel Knew One $1.4B Avengers Movie Was a ‘Ponderous Mess’ Despite Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson


Rumors Of Robert Downey Jr And Scarlett Johansson’s MCU Return

Following the release of Avengers: Endgame, fans lost their minds, after the MCU sacrificed not one, but two Avengers to save the world. And surprisingly, Marvel Studios stomped on the hearts of fans by killing off two of their favorite characters, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow. 

Scarlett Johansson
Black Widow death scene in Avengers: Endgame

Ever since then, fans have been trying out theories that could resurrect the actors, after their fall in Avengers: Endgame. Netizens even began rumors of Kevin Feige and the studio exes planning on bringing back Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson. But nothing got confirmed by Marvel Studios. 

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. sacrificing himself in Avengers: Endgame

In fact, several reports indicated Marvel was considering bringing Robert Downey Jr back for another appearance as Tony Stark. This sparked curiosity and hope among fans until Kevin Feige recently addressed the rumors at the red-carpet world premiere event for The Marvels in Las Vegas. 


Also read: MCU Didn’t Want Robert Downey Jr in Civil War for Same Reason Iron Man 4 Didn’t Happen

Kevin Feige’s Response To Iron Man And Black Widow’s Return 

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Feige was asked about the rumors and the potential plans of bringing back Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Directly addressing the question, of “some fallen Avengers could make their return” in the upcoming Avengers movies, Feige gave a blunt response. 

No? Is that the answer?…fallen Avengers returning. I literally have not even seen that, is that a new rumor?” 

Iron Man
Kevin Feigs confirmed that MCU won’t recurrent Iron Man

Claiming how he is unaware of such bizarre rumors and theories that could bring back the fallen, Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige broke the hearts of millions with his reply. Being honest about the possibility of the star’s return, Feige completely denied Iron Man and Black Widow’s potential comeback in an Avengers movie. 

Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2
MCU is working with Scarlett Johansson, but won’t resurrect Black Widow in Avengers movies

We did not discuss that at the retreat. It’s the truth. We’re doing a project with Scarlett, we love Robert, he’s a part of the family. But in terms of returning? We’ll have to see.” 

Currently focused on other important MCU projects, and bringing in new cast members, Kevin Feige denied the possibility of Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson’s return. 

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