Downey has opened up on numerous occasions in the last few years about his time in Marvel Studios’ biggest movie, speaking about his closing moments in the MCU while sharing insight into his experience with the franchise.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Request on Avengers: Endgame
Industry insider Joanna Robinson joined The Ringer’s The Watch podcast to discuss Robert Downey Jr.’s time on the Avengers: Endgame set.
This added to her work on the recently released behind-the-scenes book detailing the MCU’s history and future, titled MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios.
The Watch Podcast: "What is the vibe [on Marvel Studios sets]?"
Robinson: "The vibe is interesting... It's - this isn't in the book, so it's exclusive to The Watch - it's ice cold in the studio because that's how Robert Downey Jr. likes it. So everyone else had to layer up, because Robert Downey Jr. likes things at a certain degree..."
She also confirmed that Downey Jr. “has his own trailer inside the studio” outside of the trailers for the rest of the case, looking back on how the OG Avengers actors would all hang with each other between takes:
"There's the little ocean of trailers outside of the studio, but then Downey has his own trailer inside the studio. And so, between takes, everyone hangs out in one spot. So you can just see Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Renner are all sort of sitting around, playing games, and talking to each other. And then slightly off were Sean Gunn and Karen Gillan because they weren't OG Avengers... They were in their own little duo, but they're in that movie."
"And then Downey is off in his own world. And that's sort of the between-take vibe. But it very much looked to me like these were the graduating seniors, like ScarJo and Chris Evans and Hemsworth, they just have been through it for a while, they've just been through it for a while, they've known each other forever..."
Will Robert Downey Jr. Return to the MCU?
At this point, it’s anybody’s guess whether Robert Downey Jr. has seen his time as Tony Stark officially end for the MCU.
Suspiciously, Downey avoided the topic of a return altogether when asked about a potential Iron Man 4 while promoting his new work, not addressing the movie at all when asked directly about the chances of it happening.
And while the MCU star is certainly well trained in the art of hiding what he knows (if anything), many are already looking to the future to see where the OG Avenger could be back in action should Marvel want more from his hero.