Robert Downey Jr. was the undisputed face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for well over a decade and when it was time for him to leave the franchise for good, it was a tough pill to swallow for a lot of fans. After his MCU tenure ended with Avengers: Endgame, Downey has done the best he could to try and distance himself from the billion-dollar franchise and has now shifted his focus to his non-Marvel endeavors.
And while he's done a pretty commendable job staying away from the Marvel spotlight over the last couple of years, his Iron Man shadow still seems to follow him everywhere he goes. Now, for the first time since Endgame, RDJ is once again taking on a Marvel-related commitment and staying true to Tony Stark being a billionaire philanthropist, the 56-year-old actor is doing it all for charity.
The producer of Netflix's hit DC series Sweet Tooth is currently doing a private signing event in partnership with SWAU for the benefit of his nonprofit organization Footprint Coalition. RDJ aims to raise funds for his environmental efforts and all proceeds from his signing event will all go to the aforementioned organization. Taking to Instagram, Downey posted a video of himself signing Iron Man posters, saying: "with every signature, the planet is getting greener."
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It's great to know that RDJ still bleeds that Marvel blood but don't expect him to turn up in the MCU in the future. And even with the whole multiverse concept coming into play, it's highly unlikely that we'll see Downey in the billion-dollar franchise ever again and I think that's for the best.
Meanwhile, Avengers: Endgame is available for streaming on Disney+.