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Robert Downey Jr’s MCU Return With a Cameo in Avengers: Secret Wars Diminishes Iron Man’s Death in Avengers: Endgame

Robert Downey Jr's MCU Return With a Cameo in Avengers: Secret Wars Diminishes Iron Man's Death in Avengers: Endgame

Ever since his departure in Avengers: Endgame, fans have been waiting for the return of the Robert Downey Jr. The Iron Man actor ended his MCU tenure with the Snap in the 2019 film. Although the actor has said that he is not looking forward to reprising his MCU role anytime soon, fans are eagerly waiting for his return. And with the Secret Wars being a part of the MCU’s future lineup, fans are convinced that Downey Jr’s Iron Man will make his comeback in the upcoming Avengers film.

Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame
Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame

Recently an insider has also claimed that the Dolittle star would come back in Secret Wars. The insider also shared that he could possibly feature in Don Cheadle’s Armor Wars.

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Robert Downey Jr. Rumored to Return in Avengers: Secret Wars

The existence of the multiverse in the MCU has thrown up all kinds of possibilities for Robert Downey Jr. to return as Iron Man. The actor was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, where he made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Thanos.

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man (2008)

Fans are looking forward to the return of their favorite superhero in the upcoming phases of the MCU, which are expected to dig deeper into the multiverse. Rumors also had that the superhero would have a cameo in the upcoming film, Armor Wars.

A Twitter user @MyTimeToShineH has claimed that Robert Downey Jr. is expected to return in Avengers: Secret Wars. The user also claimed that he could also feature in the Armor Wars, which is expected to release in 2024.

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Rumors about the Due Date star’s cameo or a brief appearance in Armor Wars have been going around for a while now. The film will follow Don Cheadle’s character James Rhodes. Considering his relationship with Tony Stark in the MCU, fans are expecting to see the Sherlock Holmes star in a flashback sequence with his best friend.

Iron Man
Iron Man

There are also rumors that the film could feature a pre-recorded message from Tony Stark, similar to the one shown at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Some rumors also claim that the studio is planning to bring back former Marvel actors to play variants of their MCU characters.

It is believed that Robert Downey Jr. could return to the MCU, under this plan with the 2026 film, Secret Wars. However, the return is believed to be a cameo only, and the character may not have a future in the MCU followed by Secret Wars. And not every Marvel fan is in favor of having simply a cameo of their favorite superhero.

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Fans Don’t Want the Studio to Ruin Iron Man’s Sacrifice

Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man is one of the most iconic MCU characters. The superhero has been in the MCU since he was introduced in the 2008 film. And after protecting the MCU for more than a decade the character got what fans considered the ‘perfect ending‘ in Endgame.

So, the rumors about his comeback are not pleasant for everyone. Some fans are saying that the character had the perfect ending, then why everyone wants his comeback? They are claiming that his cameo in Armor Wars could make sense if it is as an AI or in a flashback sequence.

But having just a cameo in Secret Wars will “cheapen the Endgame sacrifice.” Fans are also claiming that if they planned to bring back the character so soon, killing him in Endgame was a poor decision. They are also asking people to stop making such requests.

Avengers: Secret Wars is set to release on 1 May 2026.

Source: Twitter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.