Marvel Executives Consider Bringing Back Tony Stark?
Marvel would not be where it is today without Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Tony Stark. And his end in Avengers: Endgame was the perfect send-off that he deserved. Without Downey, Marvel and the MCU would not be where it is today. However, there are some speculations as to will he return to play Tony Stark as Iron Man once again? Finally, a Marvel executive has answered that question.
Marvel is sure Tony Stark is not coming back
It was painful for fans to see Tony Stark die, regardless of how befitting it was for his character arc. Therefore, they would always want writers to come up with ways to bring their favorite character back. However, that is not what the Marvel studio wants. In an interview with Clarin, Studio executive Victoria Alonso made it clear that a Tony Stark comeback looks unlikely. She said:
Tony Stark is dead. And that’s our story. Resurrection I do not know, I do not know how we would do it. It seems to me that the story of Tony Stark is told by us. Hence, he has left his inheritance, who he is for example in Spiderman, because Peter Parker has been a false son, so you see a lot of what Tony Stark would have been in Peter Parker. And it seems to me that you see that constantly in how one person influences the other. But no, at the moment we don’t have any plans.
Why the studio won’t risk bringing Downey Jr back
After looking at that statement, it looks quite certain that Marvel is not interested in bringing back Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. And perhaps that is for the best as well. Because when you think about it from a critical standpoint, Tony Stark coming back from the dead will waste his entire character arc over the course of 11 years as well.
However, that does not stop fans from prying at any news of his return to Marvel. For instance, there was a Thor 4 leaked script that hinted at Tony Stark’s return. And then, Jeff Goldblum once said Robert Downey Jr. would reprise his role in the animated series What if…? as well. However, that turned out to be a slip of tongue from Goldblum.
The only way Marvel can bring back Tony Stark is through some multi-verse magic, that wouldn’t hurt his incredible character arc. However, it doesn’t look like they’re going to go down that route. Marvel is set to live life without Robert Downey Jr and they have made all the necessary arrangements to do so. The only reason they could think of bringing him back is if Marvel’s profits tank and people reject an MCU without Tony Stark. Will we get to see that happen? It looks unlikely. But we have to wait and see as future Marvel films make it to the silver screen.