A large part of MCU's success in the world conquest is at the foot of Robert Downey Jr. His performance as Tony Stark in 2008 Iron Man He made what was then a superhero of List B a phenomenon of pop culture. That movie successfully released the MCU, with Tony Stark of Downey Jr. attracting audiences to massive hits like The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: back home and many others.
Of course, Stark got the perfect conclusion of his story of a decade in the last year Avengers Final Game, where he sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos and save the entire universe. It is not a bad way out, and after such a big farewell, it is understandable that you are reluctant to return to paper.
In a recent interview about Joe Rogan's experienceDowney Jr. was asked if he would ever put the armor back on the MCU and said a "super convincing argument" would be needed to return to the franchise.
“For me, starting over is off the table. I feel like I did everything I could with that character. There would have to be a super convincing argument and a series of events that made it obvious. But the other thing is that I want to do other things. "
I have to agree with him here. Stark's sacrifice was one of the most memorable moments in the history of the MCU and walking it would definitely make it cheaper. However, it is programmed to appear in some form in Black widow, which is set right after the events of Civil war. That probably won't be more than a cameo (I don't know if the original footage has even been filmed), but if he's going back, that's the measure he would be happy with.
Fortunately, Marvel Studios seems aware that they need to move forward with new characters afterEnd of the game Your next blackboard boasts The Eternal, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings Y SwordNot to mention that heroes like She-Hulk come in the Disney Plus program.
But well, if the MCU went into decline and the public began to lose interest, Disney could always offer Downey Jr. a monumental amount of money to return Iron Man. So never say never.
Source: Joe Rogan Experience