Marvel has introduced many superheroes so far under the MCU. Fans love all superheroes, but some of them have a special place in their hearts, and one of those is Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. The actor has been playing the character since 2008. The Avengers actor also played the character in several MCU films, including four Avengers movies. He portrayed the character for one last time in Avengers: Endgame.
Although Iron Man is not seen in the MCU anymore, fans have not had enough of him. With everything happening in the MCU so far, fans are curious if the studio would bring back Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man in any way possible.
Would Marvel Bring Back Iron Man?
There have been multiple theories about how the studio can bring back Tony Stark into the MCU. One of these theories involves bringing Iron Man with the help of time travel that the Avengers used in the Endgame to get all the infinity stones.
He says, “If they open up this time machine, and you popped out, I just imagine the moment, where everybody goes fu**ing crazy.” He further said that it would be amazing.
Joe Rogan also mentioned how there have been multiple reboots of a single superhero, but there is only one Iron Man. He continued, “There’s only been one Iron Man though. You got that.” To which the Dolittle star said, “this far,” implying that Marvel has not decided anything about Iron Man’s future in the MCU yet.
Robert Downey Jr on His Comeback as Iron Man
While his appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, RDJ talked about his possible comeback as Iron Man. Talking about his work as Iron Man, Downey Jr said that he did all he could with that character.
He said, “To me, starting up again is off the table. I feel like I’ve done all I could with that character.” The Chaplin star further stated, “There would have to be a super compelling argument and a series of events that made it obvious.” He also said that he wants to do other stuff as well.
Downey Jr played Iron Man for 11 years and now wants to focus on new characters. And that might be the reason he is not planning to make a comeback as Iron Man anytime soon. He also hinted that after a break, there might be a possibility that he would reprise his role as Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr is starring in Oppenheimer, which is set to release in 2023. Oppenheimer is a biographical drama film directed, written, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan and follows the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Downey Jr is playing Lewis Strauss, an American businessman philanthropist, and naval officer who worked on the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Robert Downey Jr Had Dinner With His Co-Stars For Extra Closure
The Due Date star shared that after the release of Endgame, he had dinner with his team for extra closure. He said, “I got to go have a dinner with a bunch of Marvel folks last night and kind of have a little bit of extra closure.”
He shared that after Endgame was released, directors have been sending him pictures and clips of people reacting to Tony Stark’s snap. He shared, “Directors are sending me pictures of like people flipping out in theatres when Tony snaps, and I was like, Woah, this was kind of like a really big cultural thing.”
He also shared that his last dinner with the team really felt like closing things. Although the studio has not confirmed anything, rumors about Downey Jr’s return are hyping up the internet.
According to rumors, Robert Downey Jr would be in Secret Wars. With assumptions that Secret Wars will explore the concept of the multiverse in a way, as no other movie or show has done before, fans may get to see Tony Stark in a whole new reality.
Robert Downey Jr’s next film Oppenheimer is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2023.