Chris Evans stated that in his opinion there is no one in the world who is more suited to the role of Iron Man than Robert Downey Jr. And it is impossible to disagree with him.
Chris Evans on RDJ: no one can replace him
After the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, Captain America and Iron Man were finally able to rest. Tony Stark devoted his life to save the universe, while Steve Rogers traveled back in time and lived his life as he had planned 90 years earlier – alongside his beloved Peggy Carter. And although Captain America’s shield was handed over first Falcon, and then “new Captain America” Chris Evans believes that replacing Iron Man will be much more difficult.
The actor recently attended the ACE Universe Presents show where he was asked who he would like to swap roles with in the MCU. Evens joked that it would be fun to be Robert Downey Junior but he quickly admitted that there was probably no one in the world who could play Iron Man better than RDJ.
I don’t think there is anyone in this world who could be better in this role than Downey. Do you understand what’s going on? I don’t think it’s a role like James Bond, Superman or Batman. It will not work in such a way that someone will try their strength in this role periodically. He is Iron Man and that’s it.
Wyatt Russell, who plays the new Captain America, John Walker in “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” he spoke in superlatives about Chris Evans. As the actor told USA Today:
He is perfect. Nobody would play Captain America like Chris Evans. What’s good, our show asks this question: “So who’s going to play Captain America’s f ** king? That sucker?”
I don’t think there are a lot of characters in Marvel who have such a moral dilemma. Walker was pushed into the role and he will perform it in his own way that he sees fit. But it’s a very specific approach to the subject – he’s a killing machine. That’s what the Marines are. They are not Steve Rogers, there is no relationship here. They are a bit more brutal and morally gray.
We’ll find out more about Iron Man’s future in the series “Armor Wars”, while development John Walker we will see in the role of the new Captain America “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.