Marvel executive sheds light on Tony Stark's future in the MCU.
It's difficult to imagine the Marvel Cinema Universe without Tony Stark/Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., given how crucial he was to the franchise.
This is one of the reasons many fans feel they might bring back the character at some point in the future despite his demise at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sacrificed himself to save the universe on Avengers: Endgame.
Source: Cinema Blend
Marvel Studios' EVP Victoria Alonso, however, refuted the notion of Robert Downey Jr. taking up the role on the silver screen once again, claiming they "don't have any plans" to revive his character.
Speaking with Clarín, the Marvel Vice-President said:
Tony Stark is dead, and that's our story. I do not know how we would [resurrect him]. It seems to me that the story of Tony Stark is told by us.
She added some of what the character would have achieved down the line would be touched on through Tom Holland's Spider-Man, including the word "inheritance" to interpret the knowledge Stark had been able to relay to his superhero protege Peter Parker before he bit the dust as the greatest superhero in the universe.
Back in January, the actor told Extra TV the franchise is quite unpredictable, so anything could happen, but he's "hung up [his] guns and is] good to let it go."