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Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man Return: Everything You Need to Know About Marvel’s Rumored Plans

Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man Return: Everything You Need to Know About Marvel's Rumored Plans

It is no secret that Marvel’s Avengers franchise fans eagerly awaited the next movie’s release. The sixth installment to the blockbuster series, Secret Wars, is expected to conclude the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 6 and The Multiverse Saga.

Despite the film’s release being years away, there has already been much speculation and rumors surrounding the film. The film will end the Marvel Phase 6 and the Multiverse Saga so that fans can expect big things from this project. The future of the Marvel universe beyond this film is completely unknown, making the stakes higher than ever.

Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man Return

One of the biggest questions surrounding Secret Wars is whether THIS Avengers movie will mark Robert Downey Jr.’s return as Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr.’s return as Iron Man in the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars has been one of the most highly speculated topics among Marvel fans.

After his character died in Avengers: Endgame, many fans eagerly awaited the return of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. The rumors of Robert Downey Jr.’s return have been circulating for some time, and it has only intensified as the release date of Avengers: Secret Wars gets closer.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

Marvel Studios has not made any official confirmation on Robert Downey Jr.’s return as Iron Man in Secret Wars. Still, fans speculate that he may return through the Multiverse. After Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the upcoming Marvel film exploring the concept of the Multiverse, it is possible that Tony Stark may return in the same way.

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Secret Wars is known in the comics for its multiverse storyline, where various Marvel heroes and villains are taken to Battleworld, a cosmic entity. If the film adaptation follows the same storyline, then the Multiverse could provide a way for Robert Downey Jr. to return as Iron Man. However, this is all speculation, and nothing has been officially confirmed.

Ryan Coogler As The Director

Ryan Coogler has been a hot topic for rumors about directing Avengers: Secret Wars. However, Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios boss, and Coogler have addressed the rumors and stated that there had been no conversations about it.

Ryan Coogler is surprised to hear about Secret Wars direction rumors
Ryan Coogler is surprised to hear about Secret Wars direction rumors

Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has been the subject of rumors that he would be directing the next installment of the Avengers series, which has been named Secret Wars after the popular comic book arc. However, Coogler has waved away these rumors. Despite the assertion of MCU boss Kevin Feige, who says that he would love for Coogler to direct any project for the studio at any time, there have been no formal conversations between the two about Secret Wars.

Feige has also expressed that the Black Panther franchise will continue after all of them are gone, but also made it clear that it would be desirable to have Coogler direct another Black Panther project. However, Coogler mentioned that he had difficulty writing Black Panther 2 after the passing of Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead character. It is still doubtful whether he would be interested in directing another project related to the franchise.

While Ryan Coogler’s involvement in the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars is still uncertain, he remains a highly regarded talent within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nevertheless, the future of the Black Panther franchise will continue to be a topic of discussion, especially in light of Boseman’s impact on the franchise and those who worked with him.

Galactus As The Main Villain for Avengers Franchise


Galactus, also known as the Devourer of Worlds, is a powerful cosmic entity that travels from planet to planet, consuming entire civilizations. He has been a long-time antagonist in the Fantastic Four comics, and fans would highly anticipate his appearance in the MCU. In the comics, Galactus is known for his vast powers and iconic appearance in a purple and blue suit with a helmet.

If he does make an appearance in Avengers: Secret Wars, it would be interesting to see how the MCU handles the character, given his immense power and impact on the Marvel universe. The rumored inclusion of Ultron, who first appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, would also be a great addition to the film. Ultron has been a popular villain in the MCU, and his fight with Galactus would be a film highlight.

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The potential of Galactus and Ultron facing off in Avengers: Secret Wars has fans eagerly waiting to see what Marvel Studios has in store for them. If the rumors are true, it would be a visually stunning and action-packed battle that fans would surely love to see.

Tobey Maguire’s Return As Spider-Man 

Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man

The speculation of Tobey Maguire returning as Spider-Man in Avengers: Secret Wars has gained traction among Marvel fans after the actor hinted at his willingness to reprise the role in the future. In an interview for the book Spider-Man No Way Home: The Official Movie Special, Maguire expressed his love for the Spider-Man franchise and stated that he would be eager to participate in future projects related to the character.

Fans of the MCU have taken this as a sign that Maguire could appear in the upcoming Avengers film, Avengers: Secret Wars. The film is expected to be a massive crossover event, bringing together actors from various past Marvel adaptations. Social media is excited at the possibility of Maguire joining the MCU again, along with other fan-favorite actors such as Hugh Jackman and Andrew Garfield.

A New MCU in the Making

With the success of the Multiverse Saga and the conclusion of Marvel Phase 4, there have been rumors of a new MCU, with several new projects in the works. Fans have speculated that the new MCU will be based on the alternate realities explored in the Multiverse Saga and that some of the beloved characters from the original MCU could be reimagined in these new realities.

X-Men and Fantastic Four Crossover
X-Men and Fantastic Four Crossover

It is rumored that some of the new MCU projects will focus on the adventures of alternate versions of well-known characters, such as a younger, more inexperienced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a different universe. There have also been rumors that the X-Men and Fantastic Four, missing from the MCU for years, could make their debut in the new reality. Additionally, there have been talks of new projects featuring alternate versions of Captain America, Thor, and other popular Marvel heroes.

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It’s worth mentioning that a whole new MCU could also allow Marvel Studios to address certain plot points that may not have been fully explored or resolved in previous films. This could lead to a more cohesive and consistent universe and help to clear up any continuity errors or inconsistencies that may have arisen over the years.

A whole new MCU after the events of Avengers: Secret Wars is an exciting prospect. It offers the possibility of new and exciting stories, characters, and adaptations and the chance for Marvel Studios to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in superhero movies. With the right approach and careful execution, this new MCU could be a new and improved version of what we have already seen while also setting the stage for even greater things to come in the future.

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.