Avengers Endgame changed the game for the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. After fighting Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and his Iron Man persona claimed the Infinity Gauntlet and used it to vanquish the evil tyrant and his minions. While he was successful, he did end up losing his own life in the process. With the Avengers’ leading man now deceased, fans have been pondering if the bombastic Disney world would see the character being resurrected in future films.
Marvel Comics have made waves in by ensuring that their characters are never truly dead.
However in the cinematic world that same notion doesn’t exactly work.
With this in mind, a Marvel executive was recently asked about the possibility of Iron Man making a return to the franchise after his heroic death.
But it seems like bad news for fans, as the Marvel boss alluded to Spider-Man (Tom Holland) being the reason Stark will never make a return.
On Stark’s return, Victoria Alonso replied: “Tony Stark is dead. And that’s our story.
“Resurrection I do not know, I do not know how we would do it.”
Alonso then pointed at Spider-Man as a reason for the iron-clad hero not returning.
She said: “It seems to me that the story of Tony Stark is told by us. Hence, he has left his inheritance, who he is, for example, in Spider-Man.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home focussed hugely on the grief Peter Parker felt after losing his close mentor.
With this in mind, Alonso’s comments may mean an Iron Man return would ruin any progress Parker achieved since his death.
Alonso also spoke out about replacing Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman with a CGI version.
Disney have used CGI to replace actors’ faces in the past, including Michael Douglas, Carrie Fisher, and Robert Downey Jr.
On reworking Boseman’s face using digital tools, Alonso candidly said: “No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction.
“We are taking a little time to see how we return to history, and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
She added: “We have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honour the franchise.”
The Avengers films are available on Disney Plus now.