Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is returning to the MCU – but not in the way you might think, according to a new leak.
Lego_Fulcrum, a leaker of unannounced Lego sets, recently revealed that Iron Man (and Downey Jr. by extension) will be part of Marvel’s What If … series on Disney Plus.
Taking on their Instagram page (via ComicBook.com) with their latest leak, Lego_Fulcrum posted an image of a yet-announced Lego set, which reveals Tony Stark in a Sakaarian Iron Man suit.
What can we deduce from this leak? In an upcoming What if …? episode, it looks like Iron Man – and not Thor – is transported to the planet Sakaar.
For those in need of a reminder, Sakaar is the planet seen in Thor: Ragnarok, ruled by Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum. Here, Thor is captured by the Grandmaster and ends up fighting the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to entertain the people of Sakaar.
The image of the Lego set also appears to show the Observer, the narrator of What if …? from Marvel and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, who was in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame.
Take a look at the Lego_Fulcrum image below:
Analysis: Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Iron Man in Marvel’s What if …
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
What does all of this mean for Downey Jr.’s return as Iron Man? If the comments made by Jeff Goldblum, in a 2019 Buzzfeed interview, are anything to go on, Downey Jr. will be back to lend his voice to the animated form of Tony Stark.
“I went to Disney Studios and recorded the voice of the Grandmaster for an episode of a show that will be on Disney Plus called What if…?” Goldblum said at the time. “It’s an animated version of all the characters we know and love from Marvel and this episode included the Grandmaster and Iron Man, so Robert Downey [Jr.] will make a voice for it. “
Unless Marvel had a massive Change of mind, Downey Jr. will be back as Iron Man / Tony Stark for one last time.
Why one last time? As Marvel fans will recall, Tony Stark passed away at the end of Avengers: Endgame. After battling Thanos’ Infinity Stones during the film’s decisive battle, Iron Man uses them to wipe out Thanos and his invading army – but the power of the Infinity Stones is too much for him to handle, and he soon dies. after.
What if … from Marvel? will star Jeffrey Wright (The Batman, James Bond) as the Watcher, a cosmic being who watches over the Marvel Multiverse but very rarely, if ever, interferes with events. The Watcher will narrate the series, which will explore what would have happened during major events in the MCU that would have unfolded differently.
So far we know of an episode where Peggy Carter takes the Super Soldier Serum instead of Steve Rogers, an episode where T’Challa is kidnapped by the Ravagers rather than Star-Lord, and an episode where Bucky Barnes fights a marvel superhero zombie. epidemic.
What if … from Marvel? will see several actors return to voice their MCU characters again, including Chris Evans, the late Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Hayley Atwell, Karen Gillan and Sebastian Stan.
The Disney Plus series will begin airing exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform in August.