Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have recently received breaking news: Robert Downey Jr. may come back to the superhero movie series. The Iron Man kicked off Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008. The famous superhero series then quickly become the highest-grossing, with the latest movie - "Avenger: Endgame" hitting the $2.79 billion revenue. Last year, Robert ended his 11-year-stint with a heroic sacrification in “Avengers: Endgame”. However, a recent conversation with the Russos shares his potential return to the MCU. 

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The Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. kicked off MCU in 2008

According to the ComicBook.com, Joe Russo mentioned the fan-craving reunion with Robert Downey Jr., during an online fan watch-along. “It might actually happen”, he said. The director claimed that he understood the fans’ feelings. Robert continued by praising their experience working together as a “great time”. He hinted that he might come back one day, and the audience would decide it. 

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Tony Stark's heroic death in Avengers: Endgame

The famous male actor also revealed a secret conversation between him and former Avengers on Zoom. He said that he had the same feelings as he did a year ago, on the set of the movie. That was his emotions accumulated for years come bursting out. 

Earlier this year, at the premiere event of the movie “Dr. Dolittle”, when asked about the possibility of returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor, in fact, did not give a full denial. He claimed to be happy and satisfied with the role but did not forget to hint some upcoming secrets. 

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We may see the original Avengers in a future movie

If the recent rumors are credible, the actor may at least appear in Black Widow - which took place before the events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), as a cameo this November. And if the fans influence Marvel Studios enough, we would even get to see Tony Stark's revival as well as the inaugural hero Iron Man. 

One obstacle that stands on Robert's way back to the MCU is his staggeringly high salary. He earned $75 million for his role in "Avengers: Endgame", including a $20 acting pay and dividends. The male actor also requests a gigantic paycheck in order to bring back Tony Stark. Robert also claimed that he would only make a return if Marvel Studios revived the contract of his co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow, a.k.a Pepper Potts. She's the significant partner in Tony's story, and it won't make sense that he's resurrected without Mrs. Potts.

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Robert Downey Jr. will return to the MCU if Gwyneth Paltrow does too

Until now, nothing certain can be said about the future of the MCU as well as Robert Downey Jr.'s. However, fans of the famous superhero series can stay hopeful and positive. Because if the last 12 years have taught us anything, it will be Marvel Studios always have something up their sleeves.