Robert Downey Jr. may have already retired from the MCU, but he once again strikes his iconic Iron Man pose in his latest social media post.
Robert Downey Jr., the inaugural hero of the MCU, has hit his signature Iron Man pose once again – this time for charity. Launched in 2008 by John Favreau’s Iron Man, the popular superhero franchise, the actor’s role was the biggest threat.
Concerned by the long, troubled history of drug abuse, many were skeptical about putting the emerging film series on his shoulders. Fortunately, things went well. We saw Downey repeating the role several times, including his farewell gig at Avengers: Endgame.
For 11 years, Downey was a fixture at MCU. Apart from his trilogy series, he also had supporting roles in films such as The Avengers Sub-franchise, Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Given his fate in the Avengers: Endgame, his chances of reprising as Tony Stark is very thin – though that hasn’t stopped the constant rumors about his involvement in upcoming Marvel Studios projects. Rumors suggest his appearances in Black Widow by Kate Shortland and Scarlett Johansson, and Animated Series What If …?
While fans wait for any official confirmation, the public is delighted to see him strike his Iron Man pose again.
Posted on the actor’s official Instagram account is a picture of him posing with his signature pose. Unfortunately, this is not a tease to return to the franchise.
Instead, it is part of an effort to raise money for Australia’s devastating bushfire solution. Apart from Downey, his Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner also attended the charity. Check out the photo below:
This may not be the tease of Downey’s MCU return, but fans can expect him to revisit his Iron Man character for a good reason. Because of his work in the franchise over the last decade, people will automatically associate him with the talent, billionaire superhero.
Over the years, he has used it to his advantage in shedding light on the causes he is personally invested in. Recently, he also participated in Amazon’s Re: Mars conference, where he supported a new organization called The Footprint Coalition, aimed at using advanced technology for the betterment of the environment. As long as he uses his influence for good reason, there is no harm.
For some who continue to shout for the possible return of Iron Man to the MCU, this may be disappointing. There is something special about the heroes of the universe, especially the first one.
However, looking at the big picture, it’s hard to argue with the logic behind where Tony ended up in Avengers: The Endgame. Sad as it was, his whole journey makes sense. It would be a shame to ruin arguably one of the best-implemented character arcs in cinema for a cheap cameo.