Marvel Studios is all ready for another adventure with both new and old heroes. Their Phase 4 is looking promising and the studio is firing on all cylinders after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Speaking of Endgame, how can we go without mentioning Iron Man and his sacrifice. But with Robert Downey Jr’s exit from the MCU, a question remains- will he ever return?
Joe Rogan Pitches A Way Iron Man Can Return
Joe Rogan sat down with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr on his podcast to discuss whether Downey Jr. had any plans regarding wearing the armor again. But apart from asking that, Rogan himself pitched a way Stark could return. Here’s his pitch:
“Here’s what I think, they go through a few semi-lackluster Avengers movies without you, there’s a moment where the world’s fate is at stake and they’ve realized they need a super genius. Then, they figure out how to restart that time machine. You step out of that machine and the entire crowd goes wild.”
Not gonna lie, we would love to see Downey Jr back as Iron Man in any way possible. Maybe there could be an alternate ending where he survived?
But Will Robert Downey Jr. Return As The Man In An Iron Suit?
As for the question whether Robert Downey Jr. himself wants to come back for the role, here’s what Iron Man himself said at the 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.”
But this doesn’t mean he is washing his hands off the franchise. He is proud of what the studio has accomplished over all these years and all these movies.
“It was all there in the universe to begin with, and that’s why I think the Marvel comics have been so numinous to kids and grownups and people. There’s this love for it because it speaks to the world but it also speaks to the democratic American projected dream, which is far more complicated than that (laughs), but there’s an ideal there that’s always been trying to express itself, and strangely, in some ways the best of it has been expressed in these little two-hour segments of entertainment.”
Can’t say we disagree with that.