Will fans soon witness the current actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe replaced? The Russo Brothers said yes, but not in the near future.
The current roadmap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ends in a yet to be announced film in 2020. However, this doesn’t mean that Marvel Studios will stop doing superhero films after that, as the cinematic universe will live on.
In a recent interview with Forbes, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo talked about how recasting would be dealt with within the MCU.
“There has been talk of recasting some key roles, Iron Man for example,” said Joe Russo, who, with Anthony Russo, directed “Captain America: Civil War” and will be directing “Avengers: Infinity War.”
However, such a big move would only work out after a generation of fans have passed, the director added.
“It’s almost impossible to replace Robert, he’s the biggest movie star in the world. One close up from Robert is worth another actor’s entire performance, he’s incredibly gifted and insanely talented,” Joe Russo continued. “I think if and when he is done with the character I think you will find that Iron Man might disappear for a while. I think the only way that you could reboot that character is to give a generational gap that would allow another actor to at least have a chance to redefine that character without the enormous spectre of Robert hanging over it. There are so many characters in the Marvel universe that can pick up the ball and run without it through the next phase or two before you need to see Iron Man again, frankly.”
“Captain America: Civil War” opens in theaters on May 6. “Avengers: Infinity War Part I” opens on May 8, 2018.