Although it’s exciting to know that Robert Downey Jr. is open to wearing his Iron Man suit again, the momentary happiness was scrapped soon as the Avengers: Endgame directors, the Russo Brothers’ idea for Iron Man’s revival doesn’t align well with Downey Jr.’s preference. 

Robert Downey Jr, who recently won the Oscars trophy for the Best Supporting Actor role in Christopher Nolan’s Academy-winning film Oppenheimer, recently expressed his willingness to return as Tony Stark in the Marvel franchise. Earlier this month, the actor told Esquire when asked if he’d ever return: “Happily. It’s too integral a part of my DNA. That role chose me. And look, I always say, never, ever bet against Kevin Feige. It is a losing bet. He’s the house. He will always win.”

The end of Tony Stark, a.k.a Iron Man, was the most heartbreaking death in cinematic history. However, since it was the decision of the filmmaker duo to kill the character, the reps reached out for their comment on Downey Jr.’s remark. During an interaction at the Sands: International Film Festival in St Andrews, Scotland, last weekend, the Russo Brothers revealed to GamesRadar+ that they are a little perplexed at Downey Jr.’s idea. 

Anthony Russo explained why: “I don’t know how they would do it. I don’t know what the road to that would be [laughs].” Meanwhile, his brother Joe added: “I mean, we closed that book, so it would be up to them to figure out how to reopen it.”

Russo Brothers’ comment echoed Kevin Feige’s notion, as the President of Marvel Studios previously said of Tony Stark’s Death in Avengers: Endgame (H/T Deadline), “We are going to keep that moment and not touch that moment again. We all worked very hard for many years to get to that, and we would never want to magically undo it in any way.”

Considering the makers’ comment about Iron Man’s resurrection, currently, there are no such plans to revive Downey’s character in the MCU

Robert Downey Jr.’s legacy as Tony Stark/ Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. is currently riding a high, having recently won his very first Oscar for his performance as Strauss in Christopher Nolan’s historical epic Oppenheimer, taking home Best Supporting Actor. The actor is indeed a prominent figure in Hollywood, but he rose to prominence with his role in the 2008 Marvel Cinematic Universe film. With his incredible portrayal of Tony Stark, a.k.a Iron Man, Downey Jr. became a household name. He gained global recognition for his role which spanned for a decade, beginning with Iron Man (2008), and leading up to Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Although the character’s journey ended with the 2019 film, Downey Jr.’s impeccable performance made the character eternal in our hearts, making Iron Man one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes.

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