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Is Robert Downey Jr coming back to the MCU?

September 9th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ok, so, spoilers…

We all know that Iron Man/Tony Stark died defeating Thanos at the end of Avengers: Endgame and, as such, this meant that Robert Downey Jr was done with the MCU.

But, let’s be honest, we always knew there was a chance he might return somehow. And now it may look like he is. Sort of.

Remember a while ago Downey Jr said he believed that Riri Williams AKA Iron Heart should be the Iron Man replacement in the MCU:

So, in the comics Riri stole Stark’s tech and made a suit of her own and, typically impressed, Stark decided to let her keep it and become a hero herself. Then, when Stark was in a coma, Riri basically took over the Iron Man mantel. As you would.

Anyway, how does this bring Downey Jnr back into the MCU?

Well, rumours abound that Disney+, the Marvel streaming service, is developing an Iron Heart series – to go along with Hawkeye, Moonkinght, WandVision and all the others – and they may be looking for Downey Jr to voice the suits Riri uses ala Paul Bettany’s  role pre-Vision in the MCU.

Honestly, while not the worst idea in the world, it feels like, should it happen, it’s just a desperate attempt to sell a series on the star’s name without him really even being in it.

But, hey… that’s not to say a Riri series may not be good. But does it need Iron Man to sell it?

Let me know in all the usual ways guys.

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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….