Marvel ‘source’ claims Robert Downey Jr 'returning as Iron Man' in new Disney+ project

Plans are reportedly underway for the star to return 

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 05 September 2019 10:19
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Marvel clearly has some exciting things lined up for fans over the coming years.

Following the climax of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the MCU officially entered a new era that was defined by the departure of Iron Man and Captain America in Avengers: Endgame just months before.

Many were left disappointed after hoping Robert Downey Jr would return in Far From Home – a film that’s now probably Spider-Man’s final Marvel film due to the recent Disney-Sony controversy.

A new source, though, is claiming that Downey Jr will return to the Marvel fold in a brand new Disney+ television show.

According to We Got This Covered, bosses are prepping a series based on Ironheart, the teenage genius who continues Tony Stark’s legacy in the comic books. The source states Downey Jr would return in a voiceover role similar to Paul Bettany’s JARVIS.

In the comics, the character of Ironheart – real name Riri Williams – is introduced when Stark is in a coma. She is trained up by her AI, who is voiced by Stark.

It seems likely Downey Jr would lend his voice to the series considering the actor has championed the idea of an Ironheart series.

Marvel is yet to comment on the report, but it’s certainly an announcement fans are keeping their fingers crossed for.

Several former Marvel stars – including Michael B Jordan, Hayley Atwell and Jeff Goldblum – are returning to the MCU for voice performances in What If?, an animated series that re-imagines past Marvel films with alternate plot twists.

Other Marvel reports to have recently surfaced includes one that stated Wolverine would be joining the MCU in post-credits scenes ahead of the X-Men’s official introduction in Phase Five.

During an Empire Q&A last month, Marvel president Kevin Feige detailed a scrapped Avengers: Endgame scene that would have been extremely traumatic for kids and also recently revealed which Avenger could have single-handedly taken down Thanos if he’d had no back up from his army.

Feige also revealed that Gwyneth Paltrow had no idea Samuel L Jackson was in the MCU – despite co-starring in five films with him.

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