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Robert Downey Jr back for Black Widow movie? PLUS: All the Saturn Awards winners

September 15th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It was a big night at the Saturn Awards last night for Marvel and Game of Thrones (all winners below) with Robert Downey Jr taking home the best actor award for his final appearance as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

Only, here’s the funny thing… it wasn’t his last appearance as he has since been in Spider-man: Homecoming (even if he was in a nightmare and as a memory/images etc) and he’s rumoured to be retuning to give voicing duties in an Iron Heart series (here) but it seems he has ANOTHER MCU appearance lined up… in Black Widow.

While covering the Saturn Awards, Deadline casually dropped in this little nugget: “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.”

What?

This is the first we’ve heard of it and, judging by the scuttlebutt online, a lot of people are in the same boat… and it’s just manner-of-factly dropped into the report?

But, if Stark is back, we have to wonder… why?

Is it because they think the movie won’t perform well and want him in there? Stark and Natasha met for the first time in Iron Man 2, so it’s strange that he’ll be in here, unless it’s just a cameo to set up something else?

UPDATE: it appears I was wrong and the movie is set after Iron Man 2 and before Infinity War – so his presence could be more substantial – Marc

We’re sure we’ll hear more on this one way or the other soon enough.

I want to hear your thoughts, gang.

Meanwhile, here’s all the winners:

Best comic-to-film release: Avengers: Endgame
Best actor in a film: Robert Downey Jr (Avengers: Endgame)
Best supporting actor in a film: Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame)
Best actress in a film: Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Best performance by a younger actor in a film: Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Best visual effects: Avengers: Endgame
Best film editing: Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt (Avengers: Endgame)
Best production design: Charles Wood (Avengers: Endgame)
Best fantasy series on television: Game of Thrones
Best television actress award: Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Best supporting actor on television: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Best younger actor on television: Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
Best supporting actress on a television series: Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Best guest star on a television series: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)
Best superhero series on television: Supergirl
Best horror film: A Quiet Place
Best screenplay: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski (A Quiet Place)
Best director: Jordan Peele (Us)
Best fantasy film: Toy Story 4
Best science fiction film: Ready Player One
Best action or adventure film: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Best independent film: Mandy
Best science fiction television series: Westworld
Best streaming sci-fi and fantasy series: Star Trek: Discovery
Best actress in a streaming sci-fi and fantasy series: Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery)
Best supporting actor fields in a streaming sci-fi and fantasy series: Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery)
Best Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween)
Best actor in a streaming presentation: Henry Thomas ( The Haunting of Hill House)
Best supporting actress in a streaming show: Maya Hawke (Stranger Things)
Best streaming superhero series: Daredevil
Best streaming horror series: Stranger Things
Best animated series on television: Star Wars Resistance
Best action/thriller television series: Better Call Saul
Stan Lee World Builder Award: Kevin Feige
The Visionary Award: Jon Favreau
Dan Curtis Legacy Award: Jeph Loeb
Best local live stage performance: Puppet Up! Uncensored

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….