In terms of bowing out of a franchise, not many have done it in more heroic fashion than Tony Stark in Endgame.
As Iron Man sacrificed himself to restore order to the universe, Marvel offered up a pretty satisfying way for Downey Jr. to bring his time in the MCU to a close.
However that hasn’t stopped fans immediately speculating how the actor, who has helped build Marvel into a cinema powerhouse, could return in any future films.
Appearing on Extra TV alongside his wife Susan Downey, the actor was asked about the possibility of him coming back.
“Anything could happen,” he admitted, before offering up a more realistic take on proceedings.
“As far as I’m concerned, I hung up my guns and I’m good to let it go. I also think that Marvel is on this journey now, they’re trying a bunch of other stuff and you know, I’m excited for them to see how all that goes.”
“It’s hard to project,” Downey Jr added, refusing to fully close the door on Tony Stark’s MCU journey.
A big part of that Marvel future is the latest Doctor Strange instalment, Multiverse of Madness – which will apparently be closer to a horror flick.
Given the usually family-friendly mantra of Disney and the franchise shying away from R-rated entries, it’s an unusual choice. Now, Feige is opening up about how much of a horror movie it will really be.
Speaking to the New York Film Academy, Feige confessed, “Multiverse of Madness is the greatest title we’ve ever come up with, by the way. I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s a horror film, but it’ll be a big MCU film with scary sequences in it.”
He expanded on what he means by horror and continued, “When I was a kid in the ‘80s, Spielberg did an amazing job [doing that]. There are horrifying sequences in Raiders [of the Lost Ark] that I would, as a little kid, [cover my eyes] when their faces melted.
“Or Temple of Doom, of course, or Gremlins or Poltergeist. These are the movies that invented the PG-13 rating, by the way — they were PG and they were like, ‘We need another [rating].'”
Multiverse of Madness will hit theatres next May 2021.