Robert Downey Jr. said to return as Tony Stark to mentor RiRi Williams in 'IronHeart' Disney+ show!
We knew it wouldn't be long before Ironman returned to the MCU. After all he is the the fan favorite and back bone of the franchise. So fear not comic book fans, Mr. Stark could be kind of suiting up sooner than later!
It was reported that Downey Jr. was asking for a hefty payday to return as Iron Man. However, the not so successful 'Dolittle', his first post-Marvel movie that he had a lot of creative control over, has shifted his position somewhat and made him willing to renegotiate his terms.
This comes from the same sources who told said The Guardians Of The Galaxy will cameo in Thor: Love and Thunder and Jim Carrey is returning as the Mask in Space Jam 2, both of which have since been confirmed – the two sides have now come to an agreement and while nothing’s been officially signed and sealed just yet, a deal is currently in place for RDJ to return to the MCU.
Here's the scoop! Downey, has apparently lowered his price to a more reasonable figure recently, something that Marvel is more comfortable with. And right now, it’s looking pretty likely that the actor will return in the Ironheart TV show, which is reported to be in early development. Gwyneth Paltrow is believed to be returning as Pepper Potts in the series, too, as per Downey Jr.’s wish to only return if Paltrow does as well.
For those who are unfamiliar. Ironheart follows an African-American teen named Riri Williams, who creates her own Iron Man armor. In the comics, she has an A.I. of Tony to help her out, effectively serving as her own version of JARVIS/FRIDAY. The speculation is that Downey Jr. could serve as a voiceover to the production, though it all remains to be seen how exactly he’ll factor into things for nothing has quite been confirmed yet.
So what do you think? Are you all excited to see Mr. Tony Stark return? Let us know what you think in the comments!