Some of Marvel’s greatest heroes have already said goodbye to the MCU, but fans are still hoping for a return from Iron Man and Co. Now an important producer is taking a clear position on the subject.
Producer Stephen Broussard has worked on successful MCU films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Dr. Strange and Iron Man 3 involved – and thus already has collaborated with some of the most important Marvel heroes. It should be all the more disappointing for fans that, according to Broussard, Robert Downey Jrs. Iron Man is planned for the MCU.
MCU has to do without Iron Man
In an interview with page i09, Broussard announced that a return of Iron Man from the table. Phase 4 of the MCU would be all about integrating new characters into the universe and building them up as successor heroes. In doing so, he puts a stop to rumors that Robert Downey Jr. could reprise his role as Tony Stark. (Source: gizmodo)
Marvel franchise has been looking for old form since Avengers: Endgame
While the return of Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU would have been a disaster from a narrative perspective, rendering one of the films most emotional scenes worthless, many of the new characters have so far failed to win over fans. In Phase 4, Marvel has integrated numerous new heroes into its multiverse – including Shang-Chi, America Chavez, Katie Bishop, Moon Knight and the Eternalsbut many of the newcomers have so far paled in comparison to the old guard of Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow.
Even if Disney’s box office results continue to give no cause for concern, criticism of the latest Marvel projects has become louder and louder. She-Hulk, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Widow, The Eternals and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness were unable to build on previous successes for various reasons. With the recently released Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now said to be in phase 5 actually a new leaf should be opened – but the reviews for the latest MCU blockbuster are devastating.
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