Robert Downey Jr. insists he's done with Marvel and Iron Man, but...
There's still that possible Black Widow scene, and maybe Ironheart voice work?
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Downey first played Tony Stark and his super alter-ego in 2008's Iron Man, the first film in the MCU. His apparent last major appearance as the character came in 2019's Avengers: Endgame.
CNET sister site ComicBook.com reported that Downey has a cameo in Black Widow, which is scheduled to be the first film in MCU's Phase 4. Originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, that film has been postponed until November 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. ComicBook.com notes that appearance could be a deleted scene from Captain America: Civil War deleted scene in which Stark advises Black Widow herself, Natasha Romanoff, to go on the run, setting up the actions of her standalone film.
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Back in January, Downey was a bit more vague about returning as Stark, telling Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today Show that "we'll see."
ComicBook.com has also speculated that Downey could be heard voicing the artificial intelligence used by RiRi Williams/Ironheart if a film is made of that character. Downey has said publicly that Ironheart should be an MCU character.
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