Robert Downey Jr. made a confession about returning to Marvel that made fans take notice

Robert Downey Jr. was the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for more than a decade.

Now his career could be headed to the next level.

And Robert Downey Jr. made a confession about returning to Marvel that made fans take notice.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. launched the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2008 smash hit Iron Man as Tony Stark.

He went on to reprise his role of Stark in two Iron Man sequels and the Avengers series.

But when his character was killed off in Avengers: Endgame, it appeared that his time with Marvel had come to an end after appearing in 11 films in the franchise.

Downey’s career moves in a new direction

Downey became one of the most beloved characters by fans in the Marvel Universe.

After Endgame, though, he began getting questions about if he would ever return to the role of Iron Man. 

Comedian Joe Rogan posed the question to Downey during an interview on his podcast shortly after his character’s death.

“To me, starting up again is off the table, I feel I’ve done all I could with that character,” Downey explained. “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.”

He went on to win the first Academy Award of his career for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rear Admiral Lewis Strauss in director Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster biopic Oppenheimer.

Downey changes his mind about a return as Iron Man 

Now that Downey has achieved a career milestone by winning an Oscar he reversed course about his most famous role.

During an interview with Esquire, he said he would suit up again as his iconic Iron Man character.

“Happily. It’s too integral a part of my DNA,” Downey said. “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.”

Feige – the President of Marvel Studios – has suggested that the franchise won’t change its canon after the shocking events of Endgame.

“We are going to keep that moment and not touch that moment again,” Feige told Vanity Fair about Iron Man’s death. “We all worked very hard for many years to get to that, and we would never want to magically undo it in any way.”

Of course, in the universe of comic movies, there’s always a way to bring a character back from the dead.

And Robert Downey Jr. could give the Marvel Cinematic Universe a shot in the arm by returning as Iron Man.

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