Report: Robert Downey Jr. to return as Iron Man for Lesser Money

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Actor Robert Downey Jr is reportedly ready to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for apparently lesser money, after the flop of his recent film Dolittle.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is ready to take a pay cut to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after bombing his first non-MCU film in six years. According to sources, Downey Jr. has two other conditions for returning to Marvel films.

He wants to work with his protege Tom Holland and his co-star Gwyneth Paltrow. Downey Jr. starred in the first MCU film, 2008’s Iron Man, and was killed in the 2019 Avengers: Endgame. Tony Stark makes a guest appearance in the movie Black Widow. The Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson was recently removed from Disney’s release schedule due to a coronavirus epidemic. The film is a prequel which lies between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

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Doolittle was wrecked by production difficulties and grossed a little more than 200 million worldwide against a reported budget of 175 million. The film relied heavily on the Chinese release, which was pulled off because of the pandemic. “The box office’s spectacular bombardment in the face of terrible reviews has made the actor more reasonable when it comes to the terms of the new contract, and he is now free to accept less money in return,” the report states.

The actor reportedly made more than $50 million for the final Avengers film. And the budget of Spider-Man: Far From Home was significantly less than that of Spider-Man: Homecoming, mostly because Downey Jr wasn’t involved with the sequel.

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