Currently, Robert Downey Jr. is enjoying his career-boosting appearance in Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster Oppenheimer. But, no matter which project he picks up, Marvel fans will always remember him for his heartbreaking sacrifice as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.
Ever since the beloved character lost his life in the 2019 action flick while trying to save humanity, fans have been looking for ways to bring back Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. Recently, following a fan art, speculations sparked about the actor’s alleged return in a potential Iron Man 4 movie.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Valiant Return in Iron Man 4 Art
When Marvel Studios initially handed over the project of Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. to Jon Favreau, they had no hope for the film. But eventually, after the superhero flick hit the theatres, it not only catapulted Downey Jr.’s career but also jumpstarted what would ultimately become the MCU.
Thereafter, Robert Downey Jr. reprised his role as Iron Man in several other MCU projects and turned into the most beloved superhero character. However, unfortunately in 2019, the actor ended his run with MCU when Iron Man sacrificed his life to save humanity in Avengers: Endgame.
Ever since then, fans couldn’t fathom the character’s death and kept on hoping for his return in every other Marvel movie. Finding fan theories and loopholes in the multiverse to bring back Iron Man in Secret Wars, fans tried their best, but nothing worked. Thereafter, a fan poster caught the eyes of netizens that suggested Robert Downey Jr’s return.
After three solo films and no confirmation from Disney or Marvel Studios, a supposed promotional material sparked hope among fans of Iron Man’s return. A poster titled Iron Man 4: Resurrection surfaced online that made fans believe the film’s release date is around the corner.
Will Marvel Release Iron Man 4: Resurrection?
The alleged poster marks the resurrection of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, who appears to be sitting on a throne in his Iron Man armor. Further, the supposed promotional art came with a bit of storyline and film synopsis that seemed copied from Riri Williams’ Wikipedia page, who is the character in line, to carry the Iron Man torch going forward in the MCU.
But despite such fake Iron Man 4 marketing material done with great Photoshop skills or with the help of AI, fans started believing in the actor’s return, without questioning the authenticity of the source. Apart from this fan-made poster, there have been several fake Iron Man 4 teasers circling on the internet.
Witnessing such a dedicated take on Iron Man’s return, it seems important to address whether Marvel plans on releasing a fourth sequel to the standalone Iron Man movies. But as per Marvel Studios, they have no plans to revive the Iron Man franchise for Iron Man 4, despite the circulation of fake posters and teasers.
However, this doesn’t suggest that there is no hope for another Iron Man movie. According to previous reports, Robert Downey Jr. himself teased that he was “in the middle of negotiation” with Marvel for a fourth movie. But that was the last, fans heard from him about his return. And now this recent fan poster seems to suggest his valiant return as Tony Stark.
Unfortunately, as per MCU’s plans, they are willing to focus on spiritual successors to the Iron Man films. Interested in carrying forward Iron Man’s legacy in a different way, with the new MCU hero Ironheart/Riri Williams, Marvel is now planning for a self-titled Disney+ series.