Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland showed great chemistry during the times they shared the screen in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An exceptionally well-done mentor/mentee relationship. While RDJ has a career that has many memorable roles, inclding two Oscar nominations, playing Tony Stark/Iron Man will likely be the role many moviegoers most remember him for.
During a recent interview with GQ, Downey, who has was asked how Holland’s new film, Cherry, might affect his career moving forward. You can check out what he had to say below.
“Look, Tom won’t be playing Spider-Man when he’s 37. At least I hope not. And when you’re in the MCU, there’s a feeling of all life beginning with it and ending it. But there’s life outside too. I can confirm this. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. It’s funny, I bumped into Keanu [Reeves] the other day, somewhere in Malibu, I think, and he told me he’d just been filming The Matrix again; he’d stepped back into that world that he once occupied. I asked him what it felt like: ‘Like being in Australia.’
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“What I am saying is there was a Spider-Man before Tom Holland and there will be a Spider-Man after Tom Holland. That’s facts, Tommo. Sorry.
Can’t argue with RDJ on that one. Excluding Holland returning as an older Spider-Man in a similar fashion to what Michael Keaton is said to be doing in the long-awaited Flash movie.
Downey was then asked about his status as Iron Man in the MCU and if there’s any chance of him returning.
“Well, I have alighted, for now. Real world to save. But never say never.”
I actually think there’s a decent chance Downey will return to the MCU in some capacity in the future. The gold standard by which all other shared movie universes are measured began with Downey playing a character not widely known outside of comic book readers. At the very least he will probably show up in a flashback or a dream sequence.
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