Captain America actor Chris Evans explained that he can’t see Marvel Studios recasting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man in the future.
After Robert Downey Jr.’s incredible tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man, it seems like he’s become the benchmark for all forms of the character across a number of mediums. But with the MCU edging closer and closer to the multiverse, alongside the fact that studios love to reboot a property, many have wondered if Marvel would ever recast the star as Tony Stark and Iron Man. His equally popular co-star Chris Evans recently explained that he doesn’t think that’ll happen.
During a virtual appearance at ACE Comic-Con, Chris Evans briefly touched on Robert Downey Jr.’s work in the Iron Man role, explaining that it’s not “like a James Bond or a Superman”. Downey truly made the role of Tony Stark his own due to his charismatic performance, which means it would be difficult for someone else to come in and cast a new spin on Iron Man after the character’s death in Avengers: Endgame. Take a look at Chris Evans discussing Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man below.
“I don’t consider that a role that’s gonna be like a James Bond or a Superman or Batman, that somehow other people get a bite at the apple. He’s Iron Man. The end”
Do you think Marvel Studios will ever recast Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? Do you agree with Chris Evans? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Chris Evans’ future as Captain America, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!
Source: ACE Comic-Con (via Twitter)