Robert Downey Jr might just be on his way back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after his character’s death in the box office hit ‘Avengers: Endgame’! The actor, best known for his role as Tony Stark, aka the Iron Man is reportedly getting ready to feature in Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming Black Widow standalone movie.
A report on Deadline states, “Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel ‘ Black Widow’ in May 2020.”
The highly-anticipated movie will star Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow, a former Russian assassin, who is later brought on board to be a part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Long before her character was initiated as a member of the superhero team, the Avengers, Natasha makes her first appearance in the MCU as Stark’s new assistant in the film ‘Iron Man 2’.
While we do know that the film is set after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, it is, however, unclear if Downey Jr will be seen in the Iron Man suit or as Tony Stark.
No other information has been revealed.
Directed by Cate Shortland, ‘ Black Widow’ also stars Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and O T Fagbenle.
The film is slated to be released on May 1, 2020.