Avengers: Endgame may not be Robert Downey, Jr.’s last appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all. The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, Black Widow is actually set after the events of Captain America: Civil War but before Avengers: Infinity War, making it a prequel rather than a continuation of the post-Endgame story. Up until now, there had been little to no mention of what allies Natasha Romanoff may have in the film, but according to one report, Black Widow may see a very familiar face returning.
Deadline reports Downey’s Tony Stark will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Black Widow movie, which takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Another report from the Marvel Stuff Twitter account claims Downey’s return as Tony Stark will be a short cameo using deleted scenes from Civil War.
Of course, all of this information should be taken with a grain of salt until Marvel Studios offers official confirmation. Even though Black Widow takes place in the MCU’s past, it still doesn’t mean the studio has plans to insert Tony Stark into the story’s narrative.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. The film arrives in theaters on May 1, 2020.