Marvel Studios is in a critical moment. The audiovisual corporation behind The Avengers reached its peak in 2019 with Endgame, but since then, both the quality and audience numbers have been on a downward trend. This has led to various scenarios being considered for the future, and among them, according to rumors, was the idea of bringing back the character who was their icon until that point: Iron Man.
The hero portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. throughout many movies had become Marvel‘s crown jewel, which is why many speculated that at some point, they would bring him back to life. In fact, there were discussions that he might even be the protagonist of Avengers: Secret Wars. But thankfully, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen.
“We’re going to preserve that moment and we won’t touch it again”
In an article in Vanity Fair, Kevin Feige has spoken about this possibility, and his statements have been very clear on the matter: “We’re going to preserve that moment and we won’t touch it again. We’ve all worked very hard for many years to get there, and we wouldn’t want to magically undo it in any way.”
With this firmness, Feige has made it clear that the future of Marvel Studios involves improving what they already have and forging new connections with an audience that seemed to have disconnected. However, under no circumstances would it involve resurrecting characters who already gave their all, such as Iron Man or even Captain America.
Even so, now we await with great doubts what will happen with Marvel in the future. It is clear that The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars must be reworked, and for that, they have even hired new writers. But everything is yet to be seen in a studio that is upside down.