Marvel officially announces the return of Iron Man
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As we watched both minor and major MCU characters weep over the loss of Tony Stark, we wondered if this was really the end for Iron Man. Seemingly, the answer was no all along, with Iron Man set to return after an official announcement from Marvel.
This might not be the news fans wanted, especially after the rumours that Marvel will bring back Iron Man and Black Window were met with such negativity from the fandom. However, while it's not what everybody wants, thanks to being a series titled What if…?, Marvel can, and will, get away with anything it pleases.
That's right. Iron Man will return in the second season of What If...? Take a look at the trailer below.
The animated series posits such curious what-if scenarios, with the titles from season two revealing two major clues that Iron Man will return, albeit in an alternate way; ‘What if… Iron Man Crashed into the Grandmaster’ and ‘What if… The Avengers Assembled in 1602’ are the culprits of much speculation amongst intrigued viewers.
Interestingly, it’s not the fact that Iron Man will make a comeback that has tongues wagging, it’s the possibility that What if…? could be adapting Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602. “I hope Gaiman is involved I have been wanting him to write for the MCU forever,” said one fan in response to the list of intended episodes.
Another fan was then quick to point out that Gaiman has been too “busy” with Sandman to get involved, though whether that’s true is up for debate. “The writing for Sandman season two was finished over a year ago, before they were even sure there would be a season two,” said rengam. “Filming is supposed to start back up again this month. I'm sure he [Gaiman] could carve out some time to write one half-hour episode of What If…?”
With only one Marvel film set to be released in 2024 (oof), this alternate lens for the MCU might be the only way Marvel can get away with bringing back deceased characters without fans rioting online. That being said, fans will get annoyed for the smallest of reasons.