Robert Downey Jr. Says Iron Man Is A ‘Part Of His DNA’

Robert Downey Jr. Says Iron Man Is A ‘Part Of His DNA’

Five years have passed since we saw Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. People thought the Oscar winner’s journey as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, ended with Avengers: Endgame. However, in a recent interview with Esquire, he hinted at a potential comeback. It is well known that the actor is experiencing significant milestones in his career with projects such as Oppenheimer and The Sympathizer. Still, he recalled his MCU days and expressed his love for them.

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He gave a wholesome reply when asked whether he would like to return to the MCU as Iron Man. The 59-year-old actor stated,

Happily. It’s too integral a part of my DNA. That role chose me.

While his reply stirred his fans, there is still no confirmation as to whether he would return as Iron Man. However, his remarks hint at a change of heart or perspective. Not long ago, the actor said he had moved on from his portrayal of Tony Stark. He said,

I will never be as cool as Tony Stark, but it was so great to be associated with someone like that for a while, and then it wore off.

Downey played the character for eleven long years. Tony Stark’s journey began in 2008 with the film Iron Man and ended in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame. Notably, that role was the most significant in Downey’s career, making him one of the industry’s most beloved and highest-paid actors.

Moreover, Robert Downey Jr. also opened up about Jimmy Kimmel’s joking remarks about his past substance abuse. While hosting the Academy Awards this year, Kimmel took a jibe at many prominent personalities in attendance. He joked about Downey, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Oppenheimer. Kimmel said,

Congratulations to [Cillian Murphy’s] costar, Robert Downey Jr. This is the highest point of Robert Downey Jr.’s career. Well, one of the highest points.

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In response, Downey told Esquire,

I don’t care. I love Jimmy Kimmel. I think he’s a national treasure.

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