– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to IMDb, Ty Simpkins has joined the cast of Avengers 4. If you’re wondering who that is, then you need look no further than Iron Man 3. In the Tony Stark-centric film, Simpkins played the boy Harley Keener, who helped Stark get back on his feet after his home and his suits were destroyed.

Simpkins will, of course, be reprising his role as Harley in Avengers 4. No word yet on what his character will actually do, but this seems to be another confirmation that Marvel Studios never truly forgets any of its characters. Well, except maybe Betty Ross.

This is especially surprising since, of all the films in the MCU, Iron Man 3 seems like the one that’s isolated most from the rest. On the heels of The Avengers, you can almost tell it was Marvel’s way of guaranteeing fans that they were still in the business of telling standalone hero stories when it made sense.

While it’s not the most expected return to the MCU, we are happy to see Simpkins return to the franchise, as he and Robert Downey Jr. had fantastic chemistry in Iron Man 3. We’re very interested to see if this role will just be a quick walk-on, or if it could actually be a more important role that could have huge implication for the franchise to come.

What do you think of this return? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.