Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Tony Stark - Iron Man is definitely the most titular role of not only the actor but also the next movies of MCU as well. Even though his journey has come to an end after Tony sacrificing himself for the sake of the world in Avengers: Endgame, he still left a huge legacy for the other superheroes, especially Spider-Man.

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Robert Downey Jr. story as Iron Man has ended with Avengers: Endgame

That's why fans are very curious about the chance that Downey actually rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. And when there are a lot of rumors around his return, some media outlets have reported that he will only resurrect his role only if one of his close friend and co-star does the same!

Let's have a look with Gurugamer to see who is that special person that can make Robert Downey Jr. seriously reconsider his decision:

Robert Downey Jr.’s reported demanding too high casting price

Robert Downey Jr. is coming to the conclusion of his contract with MCU. His titular role of Tony Stark has a saddening but wonderful finale after viewers saw Iron Man snapped his finger to wipe out Thanos' army and also his life in Avengers: Endgame. That ending was perfect for a selfish character ended up sacrificing himself for others, but that's not the last time we see Downey starring as Tony.

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Avengers: Endgame is not the last time for Downey as Iron Man

In fact, we still have another chance in May, as Marvel will release the movie Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson. This movie will tell the story pivoting around the Russian assassin prior to the events in Avengers: Endgame, and that's the last time we will see Iron Man starred by Downey in MCU. If nothing changes.

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The movie Black Widow next May might be his last time with Iron Man

Reportedly, Robert Downey Jr. was seen negotiating with Marvel for his return to its cinematic universe. However, the insiders revealed that Downey is demanding an insanely high price to come back to MCU with his titular role, which caused huge concern for Marvel.

Even though Downey's acting as Iron Man is almost irreplacable for Marvel's success since his first movie in 2008, trusty sources reported that the cinematic giant is not willing to satisfy Downey's money demand, at least right now.

Robert Downey Jr. will only return to MCU if Gwyneth Paltrow - Pepper Potts does too

If somehow MCU and Downey reach a consensus on the money aspect, there is still another demand that Tony Stark's actor wants before initially rejoining MCU. As reported by We Got This Covered, Robert Downey Jr. will only accept the offer of his close friend and his beloved wife on the screen - Gwyneth Paltrow, a.k.a Pepper Potts does the same thing.

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Robert Downey Jr. only return as Tony if Gwyneth Paltrow returned as Pepper Potts as well

Explaining his reasons, Downey stated that Pepper is a significant part of Tony's story, to the point that it's impossible to have Tony Stark somehow resurrected without Pepper Potts. At the same time, Robert Downey Jr. also speaks for his friends as well, as he previously wanted MCU to feature her more in her previous movie.

However, this demand from Downey is quite hard to accomplish, as Paltrow's contract with MCU is over, and the actress hasn't made her decision on prolonging it yet. For now, we can only hope that Paltrow will reconsider her choice after seeing Robert decided to return with her.

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All of this will depend on the decision of Gwyneth Paltrow

Remember that this is only the rumors from the inside source, and until Robert Downey Jr. speaks for himself officially, we still can't be sure about anything yet. The only official thing that comes from Downey himself by now is that if it's not Iron Man, the role he wants to portray the most is actually Hawkeye!

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Robert Downey Jr. stated that he wants to try starring as Hawkeye!

In another story, Robert Downey Jr. will make his last appearance as Iron Man in the upcoming 'Black Widow' movie. Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour and Florence Pugh, the movie will come to the big screens worldwide on May 1.