Marvel Reportedly Plans to Recast 3 Original Avengers Including Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man after Secret Wars

According to unconfirmed reports, Marvel fans may see their favorite Avengers once more in future MCU films like Avengers: Secret Wars.

Marvel Reportedly Plans to Recast 3 Original Avengers Including Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man after Secret Wars

SUMMARY

  • Marvel Studios is reportedly working on a new slate of characters and plotlines for future projects.
  • Rumors suggest that Iron Man, Black Widow, and Captain America may be recast with fresh actors for Avengers: Secret Wars.
  • The death of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow has left a void among Marvel fans.
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The MCU is currently in Phase 5 of its mammoth 6-phase cinematic vision and is undergoing quite a few changes as far as the stories and characters are concerned. While Marvel Studios’ recent films have not set the box office on fire, Kevin Feige and his team are reportedly working on a whole new slate of characters and plotlines that will elaborate on many of Marvel Comics’ famous narratives.

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According to the latest rumors that are making the rounds, Feige may resurrect a few loved characters for future projects including Avengers: Secret Wars, X-Men, and The Fantastic Four. Reports suggest that three iconic members of the Avengers team including Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, whose death ended the Avengers saga, will be recast with fresh actors.

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Will Marvel’s Iron Man Return Along With These Two Avengers?

In many ways, Avengers: Endgame signaled the end of an era, with the culmination of many superhero arcs. Along with the emotional death of Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Chris Evans’ Captain America handed over the reins to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, leaving a deep void among Marvel fans.

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Now, Kevin Feige and his team seem to have reportedly dangled a carrot in front of MCU buffs with a rumored announcement that is creating a buzz online. According to unconfirmed reports, the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars will see Iron Man, Black Widow, and Captain America as part of the larger narrative. The news which was first broken by a Marvel insider, also indicates that Downey Jr, Johansson, and Evans will be replaced by a fresh set of actors.

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Iron Man and Captain America are rumored to appear in future MCU projects

While this information is still very speculative at this stage, it remains to be seen if hardcore MCU fans who have idolized the three superstars, will be able to accept a new set of actors to play these roles that have become synonymous with Downey Jr, Evans, and Johansson.

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2024 Could Be Marvel’s Big Year Of Success

Success and failures aside, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have never given up on their lofty storytelling ambitions. The franchise is now working towards a packed schedule in 2024 which includes the highly anticipated Deadpool 3. But the Ryan Reynolds starrer isn’t the only marquee MCU project for the year.

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Marvel is looking at an exciting year of projects including Deadpool 3

In a press release, Disney officially laid out the plans for Marvel television shows that will be released on Disney+ in 2024. Among them is Echo, which is already confirmed to air on January 10th, 2024, while Agatha: Darkhold Diaries and the animated revival series X-Men ‘97 are also looking at a release next year, with the dates still to be announced.

With a few more Marvel animated series having completed production and awaiting release, 2024 may just be the MCU’s big year, after the last few mediocre outings on the big screen. With Deadpool 3’s hype already gaining momentum, the franchise looks to be back on track.

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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.