Robert Downey, Jr. scene reportedly cut from ‘Black Widow’ – Inside the Magic – .

Robert Downey, Jr. scene reportedly cut from ‘Black Widow’ – Inside the Magic – .

by marvel Black Widow breaks post-pandemic global box office records when the first Marvel movie in two years hits theaters and Disney + on July 9, 2021. Part of the excitement of the movie, besides seeing Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) after her appearance Avengers: Endgame (2019) – but chronologically before in the Marvel Universe timeline – was the chance to see Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) in this superhero backstory.

Confirming fan theories that apparently failed, Black WidowThe Marvel writer recently confirmed that Iron Man was originally scheduled to appear in Marvel’s latest film.

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Before Black Widow eventually made its way to theaters and Disney + with Premier Access, there were rumors and reports that the film would feature a moment of Captain America: Civil War (2016) which starred Iron Man and Black Widow. The scene would have served as a reminder to let audiences know when the movie was taking place, as Black Widow is fixed after the events of Civil war.

Eric Pearson, Black Widowscreenwriter of, recently confirmed on’s Phase zero podcast that Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark was supposed to launch the movie:

“I now remember that a version of the script before me literally wrote the moment of the end of Civil War with Tony and Natasha, ‘I’m not the one to watch their backs.’ But they were old pictures. It would have been “Hey audience, remember where we are, we’re going to cut this moment out of her.” So it wouldn’t have been Robert Downey, at least to my knowledge. That’s the only time I’ve seen Tony Stark’s name in it, and it was just kind of a flag-planted reminder, like “Hey, we’re at the end of the Civil War.”

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Pearson revealed that this plan was in motion before he joined the project with Marvel. The scene featuring actor Robert Downey, Jr. would have been a recycled moment from Captain America: Civil War, which means Marvel never planned for RDJ to film a new and original scene for Black Widow.

However, Marvel felt that the scene would be redundant and now removed it from the film’s script as they could originally introduce the timeline.

While the last Marvel movie was in production, Google and IMDb put Robert Downey Jr. in the official cast, leading Marvel fans to believe Tony Stark would play a role, big or small, in explaining the story. of Natasha Romanoff or even helping her in this new adventure.

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On the contrary, fans left disappointed not to see Iron Man after the events of Avengers: Endgame. With Iron Man, Captain America, and now Black Widow out of sight, Marvel originally planned to launch Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Widowthe original May 2020 debut has been pushed back to July 2021.

Instead, phase 4 started with WandaVision, Marvel’s first series on Disney +. Shifting their release dates and orders, limited editions like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier starring Sam Wilson / Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) helped usher in the new era of Marvel.

Marvel’s latest effort, Loki, completely changed the game and reshaped the MCU with its climactic finale, proving that Disney + could help unravel the Marvel Universe until the movies can handle the post-pandemic load.

Tony Stark / Iron Man dance "What if?"
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Tony Stark / Iron Man to make triumphant return to MCU in next Disney + series What Yes… ?, but Robert Downey, Jr. won’t be voicing the fan-favorite character.

Again, Marvel fans aren’t too happy with so much news about Marvel’s Godfather that ultimately doesn’t lead to any upcoming scenes or projects starring Robert Downey, Jr.

Do you hope to see Iron Man in Black Widow? Let us know in the comments below!


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