Robert Downey Jr. Says Iron Man Return 'Could Happen'
Right, don't go getting too excited, but Robert Downey Jr. has said that an Iron Man return 'could happen'.
In an interview with Extra TV, alongside his wife Susan, the 54-year-old said it was possible that he could return to Marvel as the superhero - though it doesn't sound like it's likely to happen anytime soon.
When asked if the metal man could make a comeback, he replied: "Yeah, anything could happen. I'm really enjoying-"
At this point, Susan interjected to accurately predict that the remark would be the headline of their interview.
Downey Jr. then continued: "As far as I'm concerned, I hung up my guns and I'm good to let it go. I also think Marvel is on this journey now and they're trying a bunch of other stuff, and I'm excited for them to see how all that goes. It's hard to project."
So, that's hardly a 'yes Iron Man's return will happen', but it's not a no either is it?
Marvel fans will be all too aware that Rob DJ's character met his demise in Avengers: Endgame. That doesn't preclude a return though, as future films could be set in the past, which I realise is a bit of an oxymoron.
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Downey first joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008 and went on to feature in 10 different films, but whether he takes that tally up to 11 remains to be seen.
Many were a little dubious when he was first cast in the role, but he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most popular figures in the MCU.
Even the late great Stan Lee agreed that Downey Jr. was at the top of the MCU hall of fame. When asked by a fan at the 2017 Rhode Island Comic Con who best embodied a role in the MCU, the godfather of Marvel comics (RIP) said the wisecracking genius made first place.
He said: "That man [Robert Downey Jr.] was born to be Iron Man, you know? He'd be on the top of the list."
Iron Man director Jon Favreau echoed this sentiment when reflecting on the decision to cast Downey Jr.
According to Mental Floss, he said: "It was my job as a director to show that it was the best choice creatively... and now the Marvel Universe is the biggest franchise in film history."
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