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Chris Evans Claims Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is Irreplaceable in the MCU

Chris Evans Claims Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is Irreplaceable in the MCU

Everybody’s favorite Captain America, Chris Evans, claims Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man should not be recast in the MCU.

Both Chris EvansSteve Rogers/Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark/Iron Man bid their emotional final goodbyes in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

While both of these fan-favorite heroes can mark their returns in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with new actors in the future, Evans believes one of those personalities should not be recast – and it’s not Capsicle (as Tony would say).

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During an ACE Universe interview with his brother Scott Evans, host Angélique Roché wondered about the Marvel role Chris would trade for, and although he did consider Iron Man for the “paycheque” and “fun,” he eventually claimed Downey Jr. owns the role.

Chris Evans said,

The role is, you know, he’s the engine, he’s the life. But I suppose that’s kind of signing up for failure. I don’t think there’s anything anyone on this planet could do that would somehow improve upon what Downey’s done, you know what I mean?

The actor added,

I don’t consider that a role that’s gonna be like a James Bond or a Superman or Batman, that somehow other people get a bite at the apple. He’s Iron Man, the end.

A new Captain America actually just got introduced in Disney+‘s latest miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021), but it’s not Steve Rogers who is carrying the iconic shield.

Meanwhile, Marvel chief Kevin Feige recently gunned down reports that Evans will feature in a brand new MCU movie, must to the dismay of fans. This, however, does not mean there’s no possibility of the actor featuring in the MCU. But it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.

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Last modified: May 2, 2021