Is Avengers 4 the end for Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man?
Bob Layton, writer of Iron Man, expects Avengers 4 to be the end for Marvel Cinematic Universe star Robert Downey Jr.
“He has been doing the same role for over 10 years now, and I think as with any actor sometimes, it is time to move on.” Layton admitted he is only speculating but does think RDJ is done as Iron Man.
When Layton was asked if Stark is going to die, he answered “That is one way of doing it, but I’d only be guessing. I know this — I wouldn’t want to recast Tony Stark. Who would want to try to top Downey? But, if Tony doesn’t come back, they can put somebody else in the armor and start a new generation of Iron Man.”
I know he doesn’t necessarily have inside information regarding RDJ’s future as Iron Man but it is always interesting getting the opinion of respected figures in the comic community. I know there was a lot of speculation that Stark would die in Infinity War but spoiler alert…. that didn’t happen. I love Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark but also understand all good things come to an end. However, I don’t think I would agree with Layton and like to see someone else in the Iron Man suit.
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