And the impossible is about to happen! None other than Robert Downey Jr. is considering making a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, you read that right. Although he was supposed to finish up with the franchise in question after “The Avengers: Endgame”, looks like Iron Man will have a strong presence in the future phase(s) of MCU.
RDJ’s Successful Outing as Iron Man!
Between 2008 and 2019, Robert Downey Jr. appeared in 10 Marvel movies. It’s an understatement to say that his portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man was as perfect as it could get. He was adored by the fans and stole every scene he was a part of.
As any sensible person would do, he cashed in on his success. From receiving only $800K in his first solo outing as the Iron Man to bagging a whopping $75M for Endgame, Downey’s meteoric rise to the Hollywood A-lister status is commendable.
Why is Robert Downey Jr. Considering a Return to the MCU?
Endgame spoiler ahead…
Tony Stark embraced death in order to save the Universe in the last Avengers movie. An emotional funeral scene followed the action-packed climax. So, after this perfect write off, why is RDJ planning a return?
According to We Got This Covered, Downey’s latest outing’s (Dolittle) critical and commercial failure has made the star cautious about choosing projects.
The same source also indicates that he is willing to take a pay cut to keep appearing as Tony Stark in future Marvel flicks. Moreover, he has reportedly stated that he wishes to work with Tom Holland and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Well, we are surely excited about seeing Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU again. However, creative has to plan his return carefully to keep his character’s legacy intact. What do you think about a potential Iron Man return?