Beginning with the smash hits Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Marvel’s Phase 5 is off to a great start. As fans wait impatiently for the next Marvel film, a new Easter egg has generated rumors that Robert Downey Jr. may reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man. On the set of Captain America 4, we saw a logo from the Iron Man movies.
The eye-catching sign is for the made-up business Roxxon, which has been mentioned in several Marvel productions including Loki, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and the Marvel One-Shot An Amusing Thing Occurred on the Way to Thor’s Hammer. Roxxon has made an appearance in all three of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man flicks. Many viewers have taken this as a possible clue that Iron Man may appear in Captain America 4.
Several scenarios exist in which Iron Man may show up. Perhaps Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark and run Stark Industries in a flashback sequence. Or, in a more fantastical turn of events, he may be brought back to life or spoken with from beyond the dead. Even while this Roxxon sign looks like nothing more than a prop, it has sparked interesting theories regarding Iron Man’s role in the next Captain America picture.
The introduction of Iron Man in Captain America 4 wouldn’t be completely out of the usual, given Marvel’s habit of surprise fans with unexpected twists and crossovers. However, whether or not Robert Downey Jr. will return to his iconic character is still up in the air. Since Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers has passed the shield to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in recent Marvel films, it appears that the studio is exploring new ground by perhaps writing off Iron Man from Captain America 4.
While speculation persists regarding Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in Captain America 4, we do have some solid data about the picture. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), who was introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will become Captain America in the sequel. There’s still a lot of mystery around the narrative, but I’m looking forward to reading more.
The superb ensemble cast of Danny Ramirez, Tim Blake Nelson, Harrison Ford, Liv Tyler, Shira Haas, and Carl Lumbly makes up for the absence of Iron Man in Captain America 4. The film will debut on May 3, 2024, following the release of The Marvels.
The Roxxon Easter egg is an intriguing clue that leaves us guessing about the return of Iron Man and the thrilling surprises in store for Captain America 4, while fans anxiously await further information about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.