After Avengers: Endgame, it was thought to be a sure thing that we wouldn’t be seeing Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) again in the MCU.
But, if recent rumors prove to be true, this may not be the case. Robert Downey Jr. could well reprise his role once more for Black Widow, which releases next year.
Well, sort of. As Deadline reported in their piece on the Saturn Awards, “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020”.
But it doesn’t seem like Robert Downey Jr. himself will be returning to film new scenes. Instead, the movie will use deleted footage from Captain America: Civil War, a short scene where Tony Stark tells Natasha to run away. The latter detail was reported by the Twitter account, Marvel Stuff:
Exclusive: Robert Downey Jr's appearance in BLACK WIDOW is a short cameo where he tells Natasha to run away. It's a deleted scene from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR that they are reusing pic.twitter.com/KKaxctDj1J
— Marvel Stuff (@marveIstuff) September 14, 2019
Fans initially thought they’d seen the last of Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU when Tony Stark tragically sacrificed himself to save the universe from Thanos in Endgame.
Robert Downey Jr. has played the character in several MCU films since 2008’s Iron Man. Alongside Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, he has become one of the most recognizable faces in the cinematic franchise. With both he and Evans seemingly leaving the MCU for good, who knows who will become their major players in the years to come?
Black Widow, which stars Scarlett Johansson as the titular super-spy, will take place shortly after Civil War. The movie will pit the red-haired heroine against the nefarious Taskmaster, a villain that can mimic the abilities of his opponents. David Harbour and Rachel Weisz will co-star.
Are you looking forward to seeing Robert Downey Jr. reprise the role once more? Share your thoughts on his rumored Black Widow movie cameo in the comments below.