It doesn’t look like we’ll be getting rid of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark that easily.
Despite a death scene in Avengers: Endgame, he’s reportedly going to return to the Tony Stark role in Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow movie according to a tidbit buried in a recent Deadline article.
Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time, however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.
This while shocking is plausible given that it’s been confirmed by the cast that Black Widow takes place directly after the events of Captain America: Civil War (before Avengers: Infinity War) and Stark would be alive during that time.
Natasha after helping Steve and Bucky escape has gone on the run after Tony Stark tells her to in footage shown at SDCC 2019. It remains to be seen if that will be the only footage shown with Robert in Black Widow.
The footage began with a montage of Natasha throughout her appearances in the Avengers films and Civil War. It ends with the scene from CW where Tony tells her they’ll come for her.
Directed by Cate Shortland the rest of the cast consists of Florance Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff aka Iron Maiden, O-T Fagnale as Rick Mason aka The Agent, and Ray Winstone playing an unnamed character.
There are also multiple actresses playing other widows in the film along with an unknown actor playing villain Taskmaster.
Black Widow is finishing up production at Pinewood Studios UK and is set for release on May 1st, 2020.