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“I believe he should return to the MCU”: Mark Ruffalo’s Cryptic Comments on Robert Downey Jr’s Return as Iron Man Sparks a Debate Among Marvel Fans

Arguably the most popular superhero since his induction into the superhero universe under the MCU banner in 2008, Iron Man has had a following like no other over the past decade or so. In fact, the character is possibly as popular as the all-time greats in the superhero business alongside Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman. Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of eccentric billionaire genius Tony Stark and his armored superhero alias only added to the charisma of Iron Man over the years and throughout the Infinity Saga of the MCU.
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Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man
So when Avengers: Endgame (2019) killed off the character, millions were aghast. Stark got an ending fitting to his character arc: as someone who started out as a narcissistic egomaniac and eventually grew into a man who would give up his hard-earned life for the rest of the universe. His death was the only way out of a possible fourteen million six hundred and five that the Mad Titan Thanos could be stopped, and so he had paid the ultimate price for the same.
Mark Ruffalo teases what could be an Iron Man return to the MCU

Stark’s perfect end did not deter fans from fantasizing about a possible Robert Downey Jr return to the Multiverse Saga. Captain America too had a fitting end, with him returning to an earlier timeline to live out the rest of his days with the love of his life. Now with new heroes and villains popping up all across the MCU, one tends to remember the good old days of Iron Man and Captain America, and wonder when, if at all, they will make a comeback to the universe. There have always been ideas theorizing such a return against Kang the Conqueror in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2025) and/or in Avengers: Secret Wars (2026).
Marvel brought Iron Man back to the MCU, but will we see him again? | BGRTony Stark perished in Endgame
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But what MCU star Mark Ruffalo said at Emerald City Comic-Con makes one think that such a return might be more than just wishful thinking. Ruffalo depicts the role of Bruce Banner, the gamma-ravaged scientist who turns into a monstrous beast, the Hulk. When asked about how he felt about Iron Man and Captain America’s absence from the MCU, he said that ‘anything could happen’.

Mark Ruffalo has teased Robert Downey Jr.’s potential #MCU return:
“There is a time machine… And there are alternate universes and realities, so anything could happen…” Full quote:
— MCU – The Direct (@MCU_Direct) March 5, 2023

“Sad, but there is a time machine. And there are alternate universes and realities, so anything could happen.” said Ruffalo.
When pressed further, the actor walled up immediately and deflected questions cryptically.
“[Laughs, looks at the ceiling] Are one of these boards going to fall on me? Man, are you trying to get me in trouble again? I’m not going to say it’s not possible, but I’m not going to say it is.” said Ruffalo.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but this comment only adds to what Jonathan Majors, who plays the role of Kang, had said earlier about wishing to face off against Stark.
Fans react to Mark Ruffalo’s comment about an Iron Man return

Fans brewed a storm over social media, pondering over Ruffalo’s comments and having largely divided views about the same. Some felt that Iron Man had received the ending he deserved, and things needed to stay that way.

I love Downey and Tony as much as anybody, but I believe he should not return to the MCU. His send-off was perfect. Don’t soil it.
— Proud Marvel Super Fan (@proudmarvelfan) March 5, 2023

I don’t want Robert to be return,he completed his journey and now I want Tom cruise s superior iron man.
— Rahul (@Rahul40656133) March 6, 2023

Please don’t. I love him but his death was perfect.
— -ˋˏ ༻❁༺ ˎˊ- (@shouldibeatit) March 6, 2023

Others still entirely discarded the idea as frivolous.

Nah man mark just says things he doesn’t even know about the, the guy has no idea so he just makes up anything cuz if he says he doesn’t know fans r gonna be mad at him saying he doesn’t follow the mcu timeline and stuff
— Akshay_Rohith052007 (@fn_arg) March 6, 2023

they already confirmed this is for sure not happening
— G’zUsVillegas (@GzUsY2kKingpin) March 6, 2023

Superior Iron Man: Why Tom Cruise would Still Be Perfect for this Role
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Fans remained optimistic about Superior Iron Man and his return in Secret Wars.

I’m still rolling with he’ll return as an A.I. in the Armor Wars before returning from Valhalla with Jane Foster for The Kang Dynasty, Secret Wars and the Illuminati. Although, I’m still hoping that if Superior Iron Man shows up that’ll it’ll be Tom Cruise.
— #MusicDefinesMe (@theR5archives) March 6, 2023

Secret Wars & THATS IT. HOWEVER the whole Superior Iron Man peaks my interest. Yea Tom Cruise was the “rumor” along with the 838 Tony being pissed after MoM. I would love to see RDJ tackle a completely different verison of Tony compared to what we saw
— вгапdоп ???????????????? (@noiisserpmii) March 6, 2023

Expectedly, Ruffalo’s comments have kicked up quite a storm. It remains to be seen how the powers that be at Marvel go ahead with the Multiverse Saga, and whether or not fans will get to witness the flawed superhero go at it again.
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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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