Joss Whedon Sounds Very Sure Robert Downey Jr. Will Return as Iron Man in The Avengers 2

Iron Man 3 Press Conference and PhotocallIf you were to ask Joss Whedon about the status of Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man again in his upcoming “The Avengers 2”, he would tell you it’s going to happen. Why? He just thinks it makes good sense.

Talking to The Daily Beast while out promoting his low-budget, friends-get-together-to-make-a-movie movie “Much Ado About Nothing”, the director of the biggest comic book movie in the whole wide world was asked about the current Marvel vs. Robert Downey Jr. hubbub. Whedon, the “architect” of Marvel’s upcoming movie universe (and beyond), seems convinced RDJ is coming back as Iron Man:

He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making “Avengers 2″ without him, nor do I think I’ll be called upon to do that. I don’t think it’s in my interest, Marvel’s interest, or his interest, and I think everything will be fine. But I know that this is Hollywood and you roll with things. You have to be ready for the unexpected.

Wait, wasn’t Sean Connery eventually replaced as James Bond? Just saying. (Or maybe THAT was his point? That’s the problem with quotes on the Internet. Hard to make out the tone/nuances.)

In any case, Whedon sounds like he’d rather have RDJ back as Tony Stark/Iron Man than not, but he does hedge his bets with that final two sentences about “this is Hollywood”. I think he should have also added, “And this is Marvel, and Marvel tends to do things the Marvel way,” which, in case you haven’t been keeping up, doesn’t always translate into big bucks for the “talent”. (Unless, of course, you’re Robert Downey Jr.)

We’ll find out how it all shakes out in 2015, when the Avengers assemble once again to save the world.

Joss Whedon, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr on the set of The Avengers (2012) Movie Image

Via : Variety