Since summer, Marvel fans have been mourning the loss of Iron Man and the retirement of Robert Downey Jr. in the unforgettable role. But then again, Tony Stark has been center stage to the MCU for over a decade… it’s time to let go, move on. Downey’s moving on to a talking animals ensemble for Dolittle and he’s producing projects such as HBO’s Perry Mason. Unless…
Here’s Robert Downey’s latest answer to “Will Iron Man ever come back”:
Looks like RDJ isn’t completely closing the door on the possibility. As he told Extra’s Renee Bargh during the Dolittle press tour, “anything can happen.” And, he’s right. No one is ever “dead and gone” in the comic book genre. Yet, it does come with additional comments where the actor states it’s time for him to let go and allow for Marvel Studios to build past Iron Man.
How the filmmakers were able to conclude his and Captain America’s story along with wrapping up 23 movies is a massive achievement that shouldn’t be lost on “fan service.” It’s great that Robert Downey Jr. understands this. Yet, down the line he’s not shutting away another appearance. There are a few rumors about more of Downey’s Iron Man out there too.
As for RDJ’s partner in the MCU Gwyneth Paltrow, apparently she might retire from acting altogether since her focus on her lifestyle brand, Goop. But, there’s a ton to be excited about for the MCU moving forward. Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her solo movie and the Eternals will be introduced in 2020 alone!