Even Dr. Strange can’t change this future. In a recent interview with the SmartLess podcast hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, MCU Actor Robert Downey Jr. said “that’s all done” when asked if he would appear in any more Marvel movies in the future.
This is sad news for Iron Man fans, who have held out hope for an Iron Man 4, thanks in large part to Downey Jr.’s rumored cameo in the upcoming Black Widow prequel film.
Both Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) were killed off in Avengers: Endgame, but as ComicBook.com pointed out:
“…with anything Marvel, you never want to say “never.” Downey seems to have genuinely moved on from his role as Iron Man in the franchise, but there are so many ways that Marvel Studios could bring him back to the MCU (for the right price, of course). Flashbacks and resurrections are all comic book devices that are on the table”
As Phase 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe commences, fans have a number of films to look forward to. In addition to Black Widow, which is set for a delayed November release, these include:
- Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- Spider-Man 3
- Thor: Love and Thunder
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Bear in mind that release dates for all Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars movies are subject to change due to production shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Marvel fans can also get excited about the upcoming Avengers Campus expansion at Disney California Adventure theme park at Disneyland Resort. The project has been delayed, but construction is progressing!
Listen to the full SmartLess podcast featuring Robert Downey Jr. here. What do you think about Downey Jr. being officially done with the Iron Man role?