Robert Downey Jr. addresses returning to the MCU

We get a glimpse into the captivating world of Robert Downey Jr. as he discusses returning to the MCU, personal growth, and his unique outlook on life in this exclusive interview.
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /

Well, well, well, if it isn't Robert Downey Jr., the man who's essentially the human embodiment of a surprise party - never know what you're gonna get, but it's bound to be entertaining.

The exclusive interview with Esquire reads like a rollercoaster ride designed by Tony Stark himself, if Tony Stark were deeply into cats, alpacas, and making sure nothing bad happens to them in Malibu.

Downey's life seems like a never-ending quest for the new and the novel, doesn't it? From worrying about his rescue kittens and their high-stakes adventure under a bed to casually spilling coffee and turning it into a metaphorical masterpiece. And let's not forget the heartwarming, almost cinematic moment of saving a journalist from the embarrassment of a coffee spill with the grace of a superhero - sans the iron suit but with all the charm. Diving into the essence of RDJ is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Here's a guy who’s lived several lifetimes’ worth of experiences, from the dizzying heights of Hollywood fame to the profound depths of personal challenges, and now, apparently, into the serene waters of domestic bliss with cats, goats, and an alpaca named Buttercup. And through it all, his sense of humor and unique perspective on life remain unscathed.

Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ..Ph: Jay Maidment..©Marvel 2015 /

And then, the bombshell (and probably the reason why you're reading this) was dropped - would he don the Iron Man suit once more?

"“Happily. It’s too integral a part of my DNA. That role chose me. And look, I always say, Never, ever bet against Kevin Feige. It is a losing bet. He’s the house. He will always win.”"

Robert Downy Jr.

Downey's affirmation is like hearing the Avengers theme play out of nowhere - it's a reminder that some connections, some roles, are just too potent to ever fade away. It’s fascinating how he sees it as a part of his DNA, a testament to the impact of the character on his life and ours. However, do we need Tony Stark to come back? Does death mean so little in a universe where a Multiverse is so prominent that we expect him to come back as a different timeline's Iron Man?

Personally, I hope he does not return, unless it's for flashback scenes, or scenes taking place in the past when Tony Stark was still alive. having his Iron Man come back, even from a different timeline, would completely undermine Tony Stark's original character arc and development - going from a selfish rich playboy to sacrificing himself to literally save the world. That would be too much for Marvel to just toss aside and say "Here, have a Tony Stark". We do not need RDJ's Iron Man back - even if he's nice to look at.

This interview is a wild ride from start to finish, filled with unexpected turns, reflective insights, and that unmistakable RDJ flair. It's a reminder that whether he’s in front of the camera, saving fictional universes, or behind the scenes, living a life that's as colorful and complex as any movie plot, Robert Downey Jr. remains one of the most captivating figures in entertainment.

And honestly, if there’s anyone who could make discussing cat safety measures sound like the most intriguing plot twist, it's him.

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