Iron Man can be seen as the character that gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) after the great success of the first solo movie, released in 2008. With box office sales reaching nearly $600 million, the Iron Man movie franchise helped Marvel Studios catch the eye of Disney and put the MCU name on the world cinema map, becoming a powerful force today.

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It seems like we won't be seeing Robert Downnet Jr. on any Marvel's movies in the future.

Therefore, Iron Man's noble sacrifice at the end of Endgame took many tears away and left a deep regret in the hearts of millions of fans around the world. With the theory of new parallel universes and timelines introduced for the first time in the MCU, many people were hoping that Iron Man would somehow return to the big screen (just like Marvel Studios did with Loki when the 2012 version of the man disappeared with the Tesseract).

Recently, however, actor Robert Downey Jr., the irreplaceable Tony Stark of the MCU, personally spoke about whether he will appear in the franchise in the future: "That’s all done ”. Robert will no longer be attached to MCU films in any capacity. And Iron Man, if it does return, it will most likely be played by another actor.

Previously, there were rumors that Tony Stark would appear in Black Widow - the opening film for the MCU phase 4, expected to release later this year. It is fairly reasonable because the Black Widow movie will take place after the Civil War and before Infinity War - the time when Iron Man is still alive and has a close relationship with Natasha Romanoff.

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Black Widow is going to hit the theaters later this year.

However, this may just be cut scenes that were never shown in Captain America: Civil War, and reused by Marvel Studios for Black Widow. Accordingly, Tony Stark will have a secret meeting with Natasha and assign her an important task, thereby leading to the main events that take place in the first blockbuster of the MCU phase 4. Of course, the whole The above details are only rumors and we can only confirm with certainty when Black Widow hits theaters on November 6.

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Although Iron Man will reportedly appear in Black Widow, chances are it's just cut scenes that were filmed in Captain America: Civil War but didn’t make it to the final cut.

In addition, with a studio famous for surprising fans like Marvel Studios, anything can happen, even when Robert Downey Jr. claiming it was over. Although he has officially said goodbye to the role of Iron Man, Marvel has many ways to bring him back (with a decent amount of pay, of course). Don't forget that flashback or revival scenes are no stranger to the superhero universe, and they can use them whenever needed.