Robert Downey Jr. open to returning as Iron Man in MCU: What fans can expect

In a recent interview with Esquire, Robert Downey Jr. has expressed his openness to reprising his iconic role as Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies. This announcement has sparked excitement among fans who have been eagerly awaiting the return of one of their favorite superheroes.

Reflecting on his connection to the character, Downey stated, “It’s (Iron Man) too integral a part of my DNA. That role chose me.”

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He further added, “Never, ever, bet against Kevin Feige. It’s a losing bet. He will always win,” showcasing his confidence in the leadership of Marvel Studios.

Downey fondly recalled his last gathering with the MCU cast during the filming of Avengers: Infinity War in Atlanta. Despite their hectic schedules, the cast bonded over a celebratory dinner, creating cherished memories. He emphasised the tight-knit relationships he shares with his co-stars, highlighting their unprecedented collaboration spanning over a decade in building the cinematic universe together.

Since his debut as Iron Man in Jon Favreau’s 2008 film, Robert Downey Jr. has left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. He reprised his role in several blockbuster hits, including The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Avengers: Endgame, where his character met a heroic end. Despite his departure from the MCU, Downey has continued to captivate audiences with his diverse range of roles, including his recent Oscar-winning performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

While fans eagerly anticipate Downey’s potential return as Iron Man, the actor has also been busy with other projects. He is set to portray multiple antagonist roles in the upcoming historical black comedy show, The Sympathizer. Additionally, Marvel Studios has teased upcoming films such as Deadpool & Wolverine and The Fantastic Four, promising a thrilling future for MCU enthusiasts.