Marvel Maestros React: Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man Revival Revelation

Robert Downey Jr stated that Tony Stark is an indispensable component of his genetic makeup, making a potential return impossible to dismiss.

The Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, have responded to the announcement that Robert Downey Jr. is interested in reprising his role as Iron .

The announcement of Robert Downey Jr's joyful return as Iron Man brought immense delight to fans.

You may recall that it was the Russo brothers who caused the demise of Tony Stark, as the hero selflessly gave up his to vanquish Thanos in the final moments of Endgame.

Death is not often final in the MCU. Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart, has been killed three times already but keeps returning, and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is making a comeback in the upcoming Deadpool and Wolverine movie, even after his emotional death in Logan.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was seen as a 'crazy' idea. (Marvel)

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was seen as a ‘crazy' . (Marvel)

Downey Jr expressed his willingness to return in an interview with Esquire following his Oscar win, stating that it is deeply ingrained in his DNA.

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“That role chose me.

“And look, I always say, ‘Never, ever against Kevin Feige.'

“It is a losing bet. He's the house.

“He will always win.”

Fans were overjoyed by his comments, with one fan even stating: “I'd definitely tune back into the MCU if he returned.”

One person exclaimed, “The comeback in Secret Wars will undoubtedly be the most monumental cinematic event of the decade!”

Fans may be left disappointed as Kevin Feige himself seemed to dismiss the possibility of RDJ's comeback last year.

In an interview with Vanity Fair in December 2023, the president of Marvel Studios stated that they would preserve that moment and refrain from revisiting it.

We dedicated countless years of hard work to achieve that, and we have no desire to reverse it through any means.

Robert Downey Jr. starred as Iron Man in the MCU. (Marvel/Disney)

Robert Downey Jr. starred as Iron Man in the MCU. (Marvel/)

It appears that directors Joe and Anthony Russo are echoing the same sentiment as the president.

Joe and Anthony shared their bewilderment about the comeback in movies when they spoke to GamesRadar+.

Anthony said: “I don't know how they would do it.

“I don't know what the road to that would be [laughs].”

Joe agreed, saying: “I mean we closed that book so it would be up to them to figure out how to reopen it.”

Before his sensational acting career, Downey Jr struggled with substance abuse.

Former Marvel Studios presenident David Maisel, the man who cast the RDJ, said his fellow execs he was ‘crazy' for doing so.

Speaking to the New Yorker, he said: “My board thought I was crazy to put the future of the in the hands of an addict.

I assisted them in realizing his suitability for the role.

“We all had confidence that he was clean and would stay clean.”

Turns out the decision to go ahead with the casting went down well, to say the least.

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