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LISTEN: Robert Downey Jnr makes it quite clear he’s done with Iron Man and Marvel

September 2nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

In case there was any doubt, Robert Downey Jnr wants it known that he is done with the MCU.

The star, who kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man in 2008 and has been a cornerstone ever since, saw his iconic character of Tony Stark/Iron Man killed in Avengers: Endgame however, despite this, fans seem to live in hope that he may return. It is, after all, comic book story-telling.

However, Downey Jnr is having none of it.

Appearing on Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes’ SmartLess podcast, he made his feelings quite clear, saying “That’s all done”.

“As far as I’m concerned,” he went on, “I hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go.

“I also think that Marvel is on this journey now, they’re trying a bunch of other stuff and you know, I’m excited for them to see how all that goes.”

This seems to fit with his recent displeasure to hear that he may still appear in the upcoming Black Widow movie, despite working a day on the set.

When he was asked about his  (reported) appearance in the movie, he said: “Right. Great. I mean, it would be nice if they notified me. Forewarned is forearmed. They can do anything now. This could be a deep fake interview for all we know.”


Sounds like he’s done and done when it comes to the red and gold armour… but, hey, despite it all, I’d still not rule out seeing him back at some point in the future.

Anyway, what say you all? Let me know, gang.

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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….