Iron Man In The Spider-Man Movie? Bet You Can Guess Robert Downey Jr's Response

Tom Holland will make his feature-film debut as Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, out in theaters on May 6. After that, Holland will topline a solo, standalone Spider-Man movie, titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, and reports say he’ll bring some Marvel heroes along with him. But will Iron Man be one of them? Robert Downey Jr. has an idea… sort of.

Downey Jr. led the members of Team Iron Man to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, and gave some interesting bits of information regarding Captain America: Civil War and the future endeavors of the MCU, in general. Kimmel might have heard the rumors that Downey Jr. might mentor Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker, and so he jumped to the conclusion that RDJ might be in next year’s Homecoming. Only, the A-list mega star put him off at the pass:

Perhaps I will. I don’t have a contract yet!

Ah, the contract. A formality… unless you are set to make multi-millions, as Robert Downey Jr. does every time he suits up in the Iron Man duds for a Marvel movie. If you watch the full clip (available below), you will learn a little bit more about how Spider-Man and Tony Stark meet in Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers, possibly, so don’t play the following video if you don’t want to know what’s going on.

Did you watch? OK, so, you heard Jimmy Kimmel mention that Marisa Tomei is in Civil War, playing Tom Holland’s Aunt May. We knew that. And Robert Downey Jr. shares a scene with her. Also, as we saw in the Civil War trailer, Spider-Man is part of Team Iron Man. Will he still be at the end of Civil War? Probably, and that would make sense, then, for RDJ to be with Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

It’s very possible that Robert Downey Jr. is able to show up in a few Phase Three Marvel movies without having to don the Iron Man suit. Tony Stark could be a mentor for Spider-Man without having to fight alongside him. He could save the Iron Man armor for the next two Avengers movies. Or, as RDJ puts it, he might not get a contract and we won’t see him for a few years. What do you think? Does Stark help Spider-Man: Homecoming? Or should Spidey stand on his own?

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.