Iron Man to return in new Black Widow movie
Robert Downey Jr is set to don his metal suit once more and reprise the role of Iron Man in the new Black Widow movie.
Downey was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, in which both Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow died stopping Thanos from destroying the universe.
But Marvel fans will have one last chance to say goodbye to their beloved character, as the Black Widow film is a prequel, set before the events of Endgame.
It is unclear how big Downey’s role will be in the film.
Downey took best actor at last week’s Saturn Awards, which celebrate science-fiction, fantasy and horror TV shows and films. Endgame took home six wins from 14 nominations.
Other movies from the Marvel franchise were also victorious, with actor Zendaya winning best actress for her portrayal of MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Black Widow will also star horror hit Midsommar’s Florence Pugh as Yelena, and The Favourite’s Rachel Weisz as Melina – who indicated there would be more than one of the famous assassin.
“There are quite a number,” Weisz said in an interview with entertainment site IGN.
“I’m a Black Widow and Scarlett and Florence. There’s quite a lot of other characters you meet who are also Black Widows.”
Cate Shortland, who directed Nazi drama Lore, is due to direct the film, which will hit cinemas in May 2020.