Robert Downey Jr. Hints at Possible ‘Iron Man’ Return

Robert Downey Jr. Hints at Possible ‘Iron Man’ Return

Robert Downey Jr. has sparked excitement among Marvel fans by hinting at a possible return to his iconic role as Iron Man.

The 51-year-old actor, who bid farewell to Tony Stark in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” recently expressed an openness to donning the Iron Man suit once more.

In a candid interview with Variety, Downey Jr. discussed his illustrious career alongside his long-time collaborator, Jodie Foster, 61. During the conversation, Foster, who has worked with Downey Jr. on various projects, inquired about the possibility of him reprising his role as the billionaire industrialist superhero.

“Would you think of putting the suit back on again for Tony Stark?” Foster asked.

Downey Jr. responded positively, saying, “It’s just crazily in my DNA. Probably the most like-me character I’ve ever played, even though he’s way cooler than I am. I’ve become surprisingly open-minded to the idea.”

This revelation comes as a surprise to many fans who thought they had seen the last of Tony Stark. Downey Jr.’s portrayal of the character over a decade has left an indelible mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), making Iron Man a household name.

Reflecting on his career and future projects, Downey Jr. mentioned, “Between Nyad and [Night Country] and, for me, Oppenheimer and then Sympathizer, it really is unbelievable because we look pretty good. I was actually looking at the stills we were taking, making sure: ‘Do we still look kind of OK?’ I’m like, ‘We look pretty good.’”

His comments suggest a sense of nostalgia and pride in his work, along with a hint of curiosity about how fans might react to a potential comeback. The mention of other projects like “Oppenheimer” and “Sympathizer” indicates that Downey Jr. has been actively engaged in diverse roles, yet the character of Tony Stark remains close to his heart.

Marvel Studios has not confirmed any plans for an Iron Man return, but Downey Jr.’s openness to the idea will undoubtedly fuel speculation and hope among fans. The actor’s willingness to revisit the role that defined his career could lead to exciting developments in the MCU’s future.

As the news spreads, Marvel enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting any official announcements. Robert Downey Jr.’s potential return as Iron Man would not only reignite the franchise but also bring a beloved character back to life, promising thrilling new adventures in the ever-expanding Marvel universe.