Robert Downey Jr. said he would return as Iron Man

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Robert Downey Jr. may have recently won his first Oscar for Oppenheimer, but he’s not looking to run from his Marvel past.
In fact, the actor says he’d “happily” return as Tony Stark / Iron Man.
“It’s too integral a part of my DNA,” Downey told Esquire in a new interview.
He will always win.” Downey’s Iron Man met his fate in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame in what was arguably the most emotionally devastating moment in the 33-film Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There have also been rumors of an Avengers: Secret Wars movie bringing back all the original Avengers, but nothing has yet materialized.
The Esquire profile also had an intriguing quote from Downey’s Marvel co-star Gwyneth Paltrow, who played Tony Stark’s assistant and wife Pepper Potts.
So many of those famous lines were written 10 minutes before we said them.” Downey has a few upcoming projects in the meantime.
He’s attached to return as Sherlock Holmes for Sherlock Holmes 3 with director Dexter Fletcher, though the film has yet to materialize.


John Robert Downey Jr. despite having just won his first Oscar for Oppenheimer, isn’t trying to hide from his Marvel days.

The actor even states that he would “happily” reprise his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark.

In a recent interview with Esquire, Downey said, “It’s too integral a part of my DNA.”. That role picked me out. I always advise against betting against Kevin Feige. A losing wager, that is. The house is him. Every time, he will prevail. “.

In what was possibly the most emotionally devastating scene in the 33-film Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey’s Iron Man met his demise in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has previously stated he is very protective of the moment Iron Man sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos, despite the fact that Marvel Comics has always been known for its fast-paced approach to character deaths, frequently killing off heroes and villains for dramatic effect before swiftly bringing them back. As the years pass, it becomes harder and harder for Downey to return to the MCU. The uncanny valley-like appearance of CG de-aging would probably be necessary for a prequel story appearance, and the cheapening of Endgame would be a possible consequence of a sequel return. Marvel could, of course, always set a story in an alternate reality where anything is conceivable. Following Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which starred various actors portraying well-known heroes, Marvel is still experimenting with multiverse narratives. A movie called Avengers: Secret Wars is rumored to bring back every original Avengers member, but nothing concrete has been confirmed as of yet.

An interesting comment from Downey’s Marvel co-star Gwyneth Paltrow, who portrayed Tony Stark’s wife and assistant Pepper Potts, was also featured in the Esquire profile. Paltrow disclosed that Downey’s tendency to improvise and come up with different (and better) dialogue at the last minute caused her to give up on learning her lines for MCU movies.

“There was this procedure wherein [director] Jon Favreau, Robert, and I would enter Jon’s trailer early in the morning, and Robert would say, ‘I’m not fucking saying these lines,’ and throw them out,” the speaker recalled. Next, either on the set or in the trailer, engage in live improvisation. I believe that for something to feel alive for Robert, it needs to feel new, and he creates a new feeling in things by making them seem like they were just created. Numerous well-known statements were composed mere minutes before they were uttered. “.

Meanwhile, Downey has a couple of projects coming up. Although the movie has not yet been released, he is attached to reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes 3 under the direction of Dexter Fletcher. More immediately, he is starring in HBO’s Vietnam War limited series The Sympathizer, which premieres on April 14 and is based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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