Reports: Possible Disney+ “Ironheart” Show Staring Robert Downey, Jr!
Let’s face it. To several generations of fans, Robert Downey Jr. will ALWAYS be Iron Man.
But with his character arc concluded in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), there’d have to be some other way for Iron Man to return besides RDJ donning the suit.
We Got This Covered gave most Marvel fans hope when they reported: “Robert Downey Jr. May Return To The MCU For Ironheart Disney Plus Show.”
Robert Downey Jr. Is Still Iron Man?
[F]ans aren’t convinced we’ve seen the last of Tony Stark in the franchise. One common idea is that he could return in the form of an AI version of himself in the future. We thought this might occur in Spider-Man: Far From Home via E.D.I.T.H., but that didn’t turn out to be the case.
Fans might not have been too far off, though, as We Got This Covered has heard from our sources – the same ones who told us Ewan McGregor was returning as Obi-Wan and that Robert Pattinson would be playing Batman – that Robert Downey Jr. may be headed back to the MCU for an Ironheart TV show. Marvel apparently wants to do a Disney Plus series starring Riri Williams’ Ironheart, the teenage genius who continues Tony’s legacy in the comics, with Downey Jr. expected to return in a voiceover capacity as her suit’s AI. Much like Paul Bettany’s J.A.R.V.I.S.
Though Marvel’s yet to confirm this, there’s been a lot of talk of Ironheart joining the MCU of late. Perhaps tellingly, Downey Jr. himself recently made clear he wants to see the character in the franchise. Likewise, the idea of Riri having Tony as her AI is pulled straight from the source material. Ironheart first debuted on the page when Stark was in a coma, and the world needed a new Iron person. This could be easily translatable to the MCU as well…
RDJ & Riri?
However, in response to Robert Downey Jr. giving a positive quote about Riri, MCU boss Kevin Feige told interviewers earlier this year:
“I think it’s a great character, and it’s been fun to see how she evolves in the comics…I just saw that quote, too. But again, the future.”
Is the future now? Only time will tell.
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