15 Nov 2019 1:09 PM +00:00

Robert Downey Jr. Confirmed to Return as Iron Man in New Disney+ Series

It seems like people have finally accepted that Tony Stark is gone for good. However, that doesn't mean that Robert Downey Jr. isn't going to play the character again after Avengers: Endgame, right? It has just been confirmed that the Dolittle star will somehow reprise his role as Iron Man for a new Disney+ series.

The confirmation comes from Thor: Ragnarok star Jeff Goldblum, who recently told Buzzfeed that he has been working on Marvel's What If ...? series. According to Goldblum, he's not the only one who has recorded some dialogue with Downey.

"I went to the Disney studios and I recorded the Grandmaster's voice for an episode of a show that's gonna be on Disney+ that's called What If...?," Goldblum said. "It's an animated version of all the characters we know and love from Marvel and this episode included the Grandmaster and Iron Man, so Robert Downey will do a voice for that, and Korg. Taika Waititi had already recorded his voice for that, so yeah, for a couple hours I enjoyed doing that."

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Okay, so it doesn't mean that Downey will be filming as Iron Man but at least fans will get to hear him provide the voice of his beloved character again, right?

If you're really hoping to see Downey play Tony again, there's another Marvel Cinematic Universe film that will make you feel better. It was already revealed that the Sherlock Holmes 3 actor will have a cameo in Black Widow. Although he won't be Iron Man yet (the film is set in the 90s), there is little doubt that Tony will still be as sassy as always.

Black Widow premieres on May 1, 2020. What If...? is expected to air on Disney+ in mid-2021.

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