Robert Downey Jr. teases fans about Iron Man's return to MCU

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The pair star together in the upcoming movie Dolittle, and they revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres show how they first got in touch.

"I'm so glad you brought this up, because there was some talk about it and I said 'let's not, '" Downey Jr. explained of a potential Oscar nomination.

"I'll tell you the truth, I didn't expect [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] to become what it became and it is this very large, multi-headed Hydra at this point", Downey Jr. said.

That may be true as of Avengers: Endgame (and the sadder parts of Spider-Man: Far From Home), but Kotb pointed out that things - movie franchises in particular - rarely end these days.

Malek admitted that getting to work with Downey Jr. was a real pleasure for him, having admired his career for decades. This friendship has continued, you came to visit me on set, I couldn't believe that'. "Of course, this usually goes through a number of agents and whatnot, but when RDJ calls you, it's like, 'Yeah, sure, I'll come do it'".

Downey Jr. added with glee, 'that was so cool, ' before asking if there were any Mr. Robot fans in the audience as the crowd applauded. Downey Jr. was on Wednesday's episode to promote his new movie Dolittle.

There were also brief rumors that he would cast Iron Man for a possible Disney Plus show called "Ironheart", which would focus on a character who continues the legacy of Iron Man, according to the Deseret News.

"I am in love with you", he shared. "And likewise, you understand, we don't wish to go too lengthy with out an especially troublesome undertaking to do collectively, whether or not it's a film or a child".

Dolittle is scheduled for a global release on January 17.

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