In just a few short months, Marvel Studios will unleash Avengers: Endgame, a landmark entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is set to serve as the culmination of the first three Phases of the MCU, as well as a “new beginning” for the hugely successful superhero universe.
As such, it’s expected that we’ll be saying goodbye to at least one of the MCU’s longest serving heroes in Endgame. We already know that Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth’s (Thor) contracts are up with the fourth Avengers movie, and now it seems we can also add Robert Downey Jr. to that list:
— Robert Downey Jr UK (@downeysduckling) December 24, 2018
Now of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor are all going to die in Endgame (the likelihood of Marvel killing off three of the original Avengers in the same movie is surely pretty low indeed). It’s entirely possible that Marvel could negotiate new contracts with the stars, although that being said, it’s closing in on thirteen years since Downey was cast as Iron Man, and one has to assume that he’s not going to want to remain in the role forever.
What do you think Avengers: Endgame has in store for Downey’s Tony Stark? Will it be the last we see of him? Let us know in the comments below…
Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones), as well as Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolvervine) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why).