Robert Downey Jr. has revealed what it would take for him to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man.
There is no question that Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man was one of the big contributing factors to the MCU’s success, especially in the early days of the franchise.
Stark died in Avengers: Endgame, signalling the end of the actor’s time in the MCU. But what would it take for him to return to the role? Well, he answered this question during a recent interview with Joe Rogan on his podcast:
“To me, starting up again is off the table. I feel like I’ve done all I could with that character. There would have to be a super compelling argument and a series of events that made it obvious. But the other thing is, I wanna do other stuff.”
While there will likely always be fans clamoring for Iron Man to return to the MCU, it’s not surprising that Downey would like to embark on a fresh chapter in his career.
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), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), 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) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie).