Avengers: Endgame is expected to be the last movie for quite a few MCU stars – including Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. We say “expected” because none of us really know what’s going to happen. We do know their contracts are up, and that Evans has said he is done playing Captain America (but may direct MCU movies) but that’s all we know about RDJ. A new report, however, says Endgame will in fact be the actor’s last MCU movie.
The report comes from We Got This Covered, who writes:
Between reports of Robert Downey Jr.’s contract expiring and his onscreen partner Pepper Potts dropping out of the franchise, it feels like each new development has only made the character’s impending exit seem all the more likely, and sure enough, according to a source close to We Got This Covered, the Avengers: Infinity War sequel will indeed by Downey’s final MCU film.
Obviously, take this with a grain of salt, but if true, it’s not exactly a surprise. Iron Man’s MCU replacement has already been rumored to be Ironheart, and it appears as though Captain Marvel will be the leader of the MCU for years to come. Sure, we still have to wait on the box office numbers to come out for that one, but early tracking suggests it’ll be a big hit.
It’d definitely be the end of an era, as Iron Man/Tony Stark has been the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008, and a character many fans aren’t necessarily ready to even say goodbye to. Then again, that might not even be the case. Who knows?
We’ll know for certain when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.
What do you think of this report? Would you be sad to see Robert Downey Jr./Iron Man go? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments down below!