Two years after the events of Avengers: Endgame, a billboard has surfaced in Los Angeles asking Marvel to bring Tony Stark back. Almost everyone knows that at this point Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.) died at the end of Endgame, saving the universe from Thanos. The fictional incident still doesn’t fit well with certain Marvel fans with some cash to spare, as evidenced by a picture from Lights, Camera, Pod on Twitter of the LA billboard asking for Tony Stark’s return.
A new billboard has been posted by fans in Los Angeles asking Marvel Studios to bring Iron Man Tony Stark back to life. pic.twitter.com/JtG2GvdzmL
– Light, camera, pod (@LightsCameraPod) April 22, 2021
“For our beloved hero, please bring Tony Stark back,” reads the billboard using Marvel-like imagery. The date of April 24, 2021 is also listed along with the hashtag #BringBackTonyStarkToLife. It seems the idea here for Marvel fans is to get the hashtag trend on the 24th to convince Marvel Studios to revive Iron Man. If it worked for #ReleaseTheSnyderCut then why not #BringBackTonyStarkToLife?
While Marvel fans loved RDJ in the role of Tony Stark, the billboard is already being criticized on Twitter. A popular tweet from Cody Johnston reads, “Aside from all other things, ‘Bringing Tony Stark back to life’ is a very awkward way of saying it.”
Aside from all other things, “Bringing Tony Stark back to life” is a very awkward way of saying it. https://t.co/Sme5KRCQ82
– Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) April 22, 2021
Other fans are having more fun with the billboard and campaign to bring Tony Stark back. A Marvel fan posts a picture of a zombified Iron Man and jokes, “Okay, but you won’t like it.”
“Bring Tony Stark Back”
Okay, but you won’t like it. pic.twitter.com/LUUoadDSTn
– James Marsh (@Jamesotron) April 22, 2021
“I’m pretty sure someone will counter the criticism by saying that Snyder fans do the same,” says someone else. “Bitxh nah, we’re doing it for an incomplete story. Tony Stark’s arc is over. Please let the man decompose in peace. Also why now, lmfao, where have you been in the last 2 years?”
I’m pretty sure someone will counter the criticism by saying, “Snyder fans do the same.”
Bitxh nah we’re doing it for an incomplete story. Tony Stark’s bow is over. Please let the man decompose in peace. Also why now lmfao where have you been in the last 2 years pic.twitter.com/U0B52X3SLo
– Advit (@adddy_daddy) April 22, 2021
Another big problem with the #BringBackTonyStarkToLife campaign is that Robert Downey Jr. may not be interested. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Robert Downey Jr. suggested he finished the role after “an incredible 10 year run that was creatively satisfactory”.
Downey added, “I did everything I could with this character and now I can do other things. Now, in middle age, you look at the back nine and you realize that this is all part of the journey and things I am happy and forever grateful that I ended up where I am. “
Nobody should bet that Marvel will revive Tony Stark in the MCU. This doesn’t necessarily mean RDJ is done with Tony Stark, although it’s unlikely that he will ever return for a new Iron Man movie. He is expected to be the character for the upcoming animated series What If …? on Disney +. Each episode is an anthology series and tells a new story in which it imagines how certain events would have played out differently in the MCU. It has also been reported that RDJ may see the last time on the big screen in Black Widow when it releases this summer, but that’s because the film is a prequel to Avengers: Endgame.
This message comes to us from Lights, Camera, Pod on Twitter.
Subjects: Iron Man