It was recently reported that Marvel Studios was looking to bring back the original Avengers stars for another movie. That report specifically mentioned bringing Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow back for some more action. The other original stars that Marvel would want to come back include Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
It was reported at the time, “With Iger publicly acknowledging the downside of a Marvel TV glut that ‘diluted focus and attention,’ the keepers of the comic book empire are considering some dramatic moves. Sources say there have been talks to bring back the original gang for an Avengers movie.”
There have since been two new reports from studio insider MTTSH saying that Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have agreed to come back as Iron Man and Captain America in Avengers: Secret Wars. If this news is true, the deals must’ve been made before the actors’ strike because they definitely didn’t happen during it.
It’s not really hard to imagine any of these characters returning to the MCU, even the dead ones, thanks to the multiverse and the alternate variants of the characters running around. This news is just a big rumor at the moment, but one that could very well be true. After all, look what they managed to pull off with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Regardless of this rumor, it was previously revealed that the studio “hasn’t yet committed to the idea — if it were able to bring those actors back, it wouldn’t come cheap.”
Avengers: Secret Wars will close out The Multiverse Saga and fans are expecting it to be one of the biggest MCU movies ever made, with a lot of returning fan-favorite Marvel characters.
Secret Wars was Marvel Comics’ first big crossover event series, and it made its debut in 1984. The story centered on Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains being transported to Battleworld thanks to a powerful being known as the Beyonder. It’s on Battleworld where the heroes and villains could decide once and for all whether good or evil was the greater force.
What do you think about the possibility of bringing these characters back for Avengers: Secret Wars? Do you think we’ll actually see Downey Jr. and Evans back as Iron Man and Captain America in the movie?