No, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans Do not Have to Return to the MCU

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Regardless of the repeated insistence by Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans that they’re performed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some followers nonetheless maintain attempting to contrive methods for them to return, whether or not it’s by flashbacks, time journey or another inconceivable means. Now different followers are saying sufficient is sufficient. 

Downey and Evans had careers earlier than Marvel got here alongside, and it’s clear they’ll have careers so long as they need them. Once you’ve been in a massively profitable franchise just like the MCU, the world is an actor’s oyster.

That’s to not say some sort of small return is out of the query, however it’s straightforward to argue that Marvel may have Downey and Evans greater than Evans and Downey want Marvel. 

What do followers say about Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man? 

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On a Reddit put up about future solo Marvel motion pictures, a fan made an elaborate and detailed suggestion about how each Iron Man and Captain America might come again, regardless of Tony being definitively useless and Steve Rogers in all probability being useless by now having ended his life as an outdated man.

The fan advised how Captain America’s film might discover what he did to get the time stones again, whereas the Infinity Stones might additionally resurrect Downey in some way. 

In one of many first responses, a fan asserted:

“RDJ and Chris Evans are done. Let them both be done. There is no need to undo the noble sacrifice of Iron Man and Cap got his fairy tale ending. Let the characters be done, no need to bring them back. Any future 4th installment would be new iterations of the characters. Not Stark and not Rogers. Not being argumentative, that’s just how it is ….solo movies reviving the characters (are  just not gonna happen.”

One other fan mentioned, “I like both actors very much but a fourth Cap movie should be about a Falcon or Winter soldier Cap. Same with Ironman and Thanos shouldn’t get a movie after Endgame.”

Or because the Beatles put it 50 years in the past, “Let It Be.” 

Robert Downey Jr by no means must work once more

There was some hypothesis that when Dolittle, the costly boondoggle that was Downey’s first non-MCU film in a number of years bombed, that may immediate him to return working again to Marvel.

By no means thoughts that Tony Stark is useless, will get dozens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} able to pay him once more, the wishful pondering went. However one unlucky bomb just isn’t going to torpedo Downey’s profession so badly that he wants Iron Man to rescue him. 

Downey by no means must work one other day in his life. He’s too dedicated an actor to name retirement as of but, however Marvel wants him greater than he wants Marvel. He nonetheless has a 3rd Sherlock Holmes that’s in pre-production, and he’s additionally slated to be in a biopic about John Brinkley, a con claimed to be a physician and scammed his technique to riches with a well-liked radio broadcast.

When he was named a Disney Legend final yr, Downey mentioned:

“I love that I was able to witness Chris Hemsworth transition into arguably the best third act of a superhero franchise ever with Thor: Ragnarok; that I was able to get to know Tom Holland and see him grow so gracefully into this leadership position he’s in; that Jon Favreau has outlasted me on the call sheets for the MCU; and that I’m going to fly to Boston to Chris Evans—just ’cause I kind of need to see him.”

Chris Evans is having fun with a post-Marvel increase

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Talking of Evans, the post-MCU world has been good to him. He loved sizable success as a key a part of the ensemble within the homicide thriller Knives Out, and he gained popularity of his efficiency in Defending Jacob, a authorized drama that has been a much-needed hit for Apple TV+. 

Evans had been reluctant to affix the MCU, however that franchise arguably made him greater than it made another actor. That established, it would take fairly a carrot to lure him again to the MCU. He has made it clear he wouldn’t have an interest if it was extra of a money seize than the rest. He informed The Hollywood Reporter

“Sometimes I wake up and don’t have any appetite to make a film. And then other times I can’t wait to get on set because I have a new ‘strength,’ maybe, in risk-taking: I’m more excited to get to set and take some big swings and not be so concerned about, ‘Will this end it all for me?’ And I think that’s where the best work comes from, especially on Defending Jacob.”

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