Marvel Studios Allegedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in Avengers: Secret Wars With Stranger Things Star Joseph Quinn, Tom Cruise No Longer in the Race

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The death of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019) became a turning point for the MCU. While adding newer and younger versions of the original Avengers team, Marvel lost the essence somewhere with the death of Tony Stark. It is allegedly stated that the eccentric billionaire will appear once again in the upcoming Avengers movie but will not be portrayed by veteran actor Robert Downey Jr.


The role in question will be allegedly given to the current up-and-rising star Joseph Quinn. The actor is known for portraying Eddie Munson in Season 4 of Netflix’s Stranger Things. He is known for the similarities that he shares with Robert Downey Jr. and is a likely choice for any future roles of a young Tony Stark.

Robert Downey Jr.'s final moments as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Robert Downey Jr.’s final moments as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Allegedly Replaced By Joseph Quinn

The hole left in the heart of the MCU by the death of Tony Stark will be allegedly filled by Joseph Quinn. The actor has been known for portraying the tragic role of Eddie Munson in Netflix’s Stranger Things. He was instantly liked for his sarcastic and goofy behavior along with many similarities that he shared with Robert Downey Jr.

Joseph Quinn allegedly replaced Robert Downey Jr. in upcoming MCU movies.
Joseph Quinn allegedly replaced Robert Downey Jr. in upcoming MCU movies.

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From looking at the photos, the resemblance is evident. Both the actors share similar facial traits which could help Joseph Quinn in getting the role of a young Tony Stark in future MCU projects. As per reports by Giant Freakin Robot, Marvel is allegedly looking for an actor in their twenties or thirties to play the role of Tony Stark and Joseph Quinn fits the bill.


Joseph Quinn Could Play Another Variant of Tony Stark

Joseph Quinn could potentially play variants of Iron Man.
Joseph Quinn could potentially play variants of Iron Man.

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Kang is set to be the next big baddie in the MCU. Luckily for them, Kang the Conqueror has been known to have innumerable variants spread throughout the universe/multiverse. One such variant is that of Iron Lad. The character is a variant of Kang with the suit of Iron Man and is on the good guys’ team.

Vowing to never be like his older self Kang the Conqueror, Iron Lad is the leader of a team that he formed called the Young Avengers. The roots of the teams are already in motion as Cassie Lang (The daughter of Scott Lang) and the twins of Scarlet Witch have made their MCU debut. As per reports, Marvel could potentially develop a Young Avengers movie with Iron Lad at the helm of the project with Joseph Quinn being cast in it.


There has been no confirmed news as of now but the odds of a Young Avengers movie increase further with each protégé that Marvel adds to the MCU.

Avengers: Kang Dynasty is set to release on May 7th, 2025 while Avengers: Secret Wars will be released theatrically on November 7th, 2025, across the world.

Source: Express


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