‘Black Widow’: Three ways Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark could help pal Natasha Romanoff

‘Black Widow’: Three ways Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark could help pal Natasha Romanoff
Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man/ Tony Stark in 'Iron Man' 2 (Disney Plus)

One of the biggest talking points prior to the release of Marvel’s much-anticipated blockbuster, ‘Black Widow’ was the appearance of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man. From appearing in-person to a voiceover, the speculation plot has been churning.

Ahead of the movie’s release, we attempt to predict three possible ways that Stark would pop up in the spy thriller. In the meantime, here's a list of must-watch Marvel films that will make you love and miss Stark even more. 'Iron Man' (because that's where it all started), 'Captain America: Civil War' (remember the wildly popular hangar fight and how he brought one of the funniest aides to fight from his side?), 'Iron Man' 3 (To be honest, this isn't our favorite but the Clean Slate Protocol did it for us), and 'Avengers: Infinity War'. 


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Tony Stark as the narrator

It isn’t a stretch to imagine Stark cheekily narrating the tale of an Avenger who shed her past life as a Russian spy and went on to become a part of the earth’s mightiest heroes. Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff was one of the major players to die in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and who better than Stark to probably narrate the tale. After all, she was the first Avenger he knew (Watch ‘Iron Man 2’). Romanoff, after a mini-battle with Clint Barton/ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on Vormir, met her end when she sacrificed her life to retrieve the Soul Stone. 


Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/ Iron Man and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/ Captain America from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (Marvel Entertainment/ YouTube)


A cameo

With the movie most likely set between the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War', odds are the two might run into each other if Nat needed a favor to defeat Taskmaster, the antagonist in ‘Black Widow’. Perhaps, Stark’s tech might help her combat that threat and she just might call Tony? Pure speculation, but why not?

An 'Endgame' reunion

Remember how Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) have a post-snap reunion in ‘Infinity War’ when a young Gamora questions him for the act. What if in the unlikeliest of ways, Stark and Nat may have a similar reunion?


Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Disney Plus)


What are your theories on how Tony Stark may appear in ‘Black Widow’? Share in the comments section below. 

‘Black Widow’ releases Friday, July 9 on Disney+  Premier Access. 


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