No one is really sure what’s going to happen to the founding members in Avengers: Infinity War. Since most of the actors seem keen to move on they are either going to retire or die. One of those people fans are is Robert Downry Jr. as Tony Stark. Anthony and Joe Russo both spoke to Hindustan Times about Downey Jr’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“There is nobody who can take over Iron Man from Robert. I don’t think the audience would accept that. He never mentioned to us about leaving ‘Iron Man’, but it will happen at some point of time. He can’t play the character forever. I am sure there are lots other things he wants to do in his career. But he loves playing the character, I know that, and we love working together. We will see where it goes from here,” said Joe Russo.
While Iron Man is one of the leaders of the Avengers Downey Jr. is absolutely one of the leaders on set as well.
“Robert is an incredible leader. He is a very warm and inclusive human being. He is great in keeping everyone’s spirits high and making everyone feel invited in the process… In the healthy creative space,” he adds.
Iron Man is probably going to retire or die by the end of Avengers 4 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to look very different afterwards both behind and in front of the camera.
Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.