Marvel's ‘Black Widow’ could bring much-needed closure to fans mourning Tony Stark’s death in 'Avengers: Endgame'
Rumor has it the Iron Man may be appearing in at least one more Marvel movie, the upcoming 'Black Widow' solo film. If true, this could either serve as a touching tribute or end up ruining the film for everyone
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) died in 'Avengers: Endgame', it was a massive moment that changed the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) forever. His sacrifice was a beautifully tragic scene that brought tears to the eyes of many a moviegoer and most MCU fans are still coming to terms with the loss of such a beloved character.
However, rumor has it the Iron Man may be appearing in at least one more Marvel movie, the upcoming 'Black Widow' solo film set between the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Avengers: Infinity War'. The rumor, which has gone viral on social media, was sparked by a Deadline article about Tom Holland winning the Saturn Award for best performance by a younger actor in a film in which they mentioned the news of Downey's return to the MCU.
If the rumor is true, then this could provide some closure for all the fans who are still reeling from Tony's tragic demise. While it is unlikely his part in the movie will be anything more than a brief cameo, it could be a nice moment that cements the character's legacy and shows us once again why he truly is the greatest Avenger.
Conversely, if Tony's appearance in the movie is not handled properly, it could trigger a massive backlash from fans. Iron Man's death in 'Endgame' made him even more a beloved figure than he already was and anything that paints him in a bad light or takes away from the impact of his death is bound to be met with outrage.
Of course, as of the writing of this article, Tony's appearance in 'Black Widow' is still just a rumor and Marvel is yet to issue a comment on the same but considering the timeline of the film, it does make sense that he could have a part to play in the story. But if he is going to be part of the film, the creative team is going to have their work cut out for them trying to ensure they do justice to the character without taking the spotlight away from Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
'Black Widow' is scheduled to arrive in theaters May 1, 2020.