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MCU Theory: Robert Downey Jr Could Return to MCU as a Skrull Impostor in Secret Invasion

Robert Downey Jr Could Return to MCU as a Skrull Impostor

Robert Downey Jr, the man that people have known and admired as Iron Man in the MCU took leave of his character in 2019. When Avengers: Endgame was released, no one was prepared for the demise of their favorite character and the MCU never stayed the same.

Following 3 years of movies, series, and (average) video games, it seems that Marvel Cinematic Universe could bring people’s favorite Robert Downey Jr. back into the fold once again…by being a Skrull imposter.

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

Robert Downey Jr To Return in Secret Invasion?

Although Captain Marvel (2019) was not as good as expected, they did manage to portray a key character (or race) that will be featured once again when Secret Invasion releases.

The Skrulls are a race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters with their base in the Andromeda galaxy (not really, of course) but their shapeshifting abilities have been and will be a key factor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to a new theory by the fans, Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man could return once more into the fold…by a Skrull being an imposter.

Robert Downey Jr. can return as a Skrull imposter.
Robert Downey Jr. can return as a Skrull imposter.

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The theory states that as the Skrulls secretly infiltrate Earth’s superheroes slowly and steadily, the technology of Iron Man falls into their hands. When a full invasion breaks out, it may be possible that a Skrull (or a Skrull leader) might shapeshift himself into the character of Iron Man and infiltrate Earth’s defenses. This may lead to (and hopefully) the return of Robert Downey Jr. once again into the fold of the MCU.

Robert Downey Jr’s Return Is Backed By Evidence

Iron Man and War Machine.
Iron Man and War Machine.

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During the D23 Expo 2022, it was revealed that Armor Wars by Marvel, it was revealed that the above-mentioned series and Secret Invasion are far more connected than the audience thinks. Armor Wars deal with Don Cheadle’s Rhodey tracking down Iron Man’s stolen equipment.

This backs the theory that a Skrull will indeed have stolen the equipment and we may yet get to see our beloved Robert Downey Jr. once again donning the suit of Iron Man (though may be in a negative role).

Marvel’s Secret Invasion is expected to release around Spring 2023 and Armor Wars will be released in the same year as no official dates have been revealed.

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Source: The Direct

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.