Robert Downey Jr. may not be done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet as a new report suggests that the actor is returning as Tony Stark for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.
According to Deadline, Robert Downey Jr. is reprising his role as Tony Stark for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, a film set between the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson recently shared the screen in the Marvel Studios epic Avengers: Endgame, which saw their respective characters sacrificing themselves to take down Thanos and his forces.
The information was revealed in a Deadline article about the 45th Annual Saturn Awards, which took place this past Friday. At the event, Robert Downey Jr. won Best Actor for his portrayal of Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame.
Full plot details on Black Widow are currently under wraps, though it has been revealed that the film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will see Scarlett Johansson’s Nathasha Romanoff take on the villainous Taskmaster. The film will also mark the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Yelena Belova, the second modern-era character to use the Black Widow title in the comics.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Production is currently underway.
Black Widow arrives in theaters on May 1, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.