Despite his sacrifice this summer in Avengers: Endgame, we may not have seen the last of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, as Deadline is reporting that he will be reprising his role for an appearance in next year’s Phase Four-launching Black Widow movie.
The trade offers no details as to how big of a role the actor might play in the movie, which is headlined by Downey’s fellow fallen Avenger Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Given that there’s been no official announcement from Marvel, one would suspect that Tony’s role could be limited to a brief cameo, if the rumor proves true.
Downey has recently spoken of his and co-star Chris Evans’ (Captain America) Marvel Cinematic Universe exits, stating that: “We had to get off. We opted to, and knew it was part of the job to get off the bus while it rolled on to other destinations. There’s something very sobering about it.”
Black Widow is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) and sees Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden, and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Olivier Richters (The King’s Man) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
via Flickering Myth