Robert Downey Jr. Stops Following MCU Co-Stars
“Mister Stark, we don’t feel so good,” says The New York Post in an eye-catching introduction to the story of the night. Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are in a tizzy because Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. has unfollowed many of his MCU co-stars on Instagram recently, including Tom Holland and Chris Evans.
I don't know what's happening Mr Stark… WHYYY DID YOUU UNFOLLOW THE MARVEL CAST ON INSTAGRAM?😭😫 pic.twitter.com/QgpavjwKYU
— pietraa | bw and loki era ⧗❤️ (@pietraromanoff) July 1, 2021
Iron Man Exists Stage Left?
Despite Tony Stark (A.K.A. Iron Man) dying at the end of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, many MCU fans (myself included) were still hoping to see the dead Avenger reprise his role on screen. Marvel Blog True Believers, are probably already aware that this reporter has long believed we will see the character return as either a holographic version of himself… or even as a zombie for a second time.
Interestingly, Mr. Stark’s exit comes just days before the release of Scarlett Johansson’s first MCU standalone film, Black Widow, on July 9th, 2021.
Although this social media sequel to the Avengers breakup initially went unnoticed because of the holiday weekend, more and more fans are speculating about whether they’ll ever get to see their beloved Iron Man again… same, RDJ stans, same…
The FootPrint Coalition
Although this news came courtesy of the RDJ stans, it’s not just his former MCU co-stars that he’s split from. According to the The Post, “none of Downey’s current 43 followers are actors, prompting other theories unrelated to possible bad blood.”
The actor-turned-green venture capitalist has changed his Instagram bio to a prompt to that states, “get involved” with Footprint Coalition, an organization of environmental investors that Downey founded.
Another piece of evidence that supports the theory that the unfollowing isn’t quite so sinister is a quote from RDJ on the FootPrint Coalition’s page, stating:
In 11 years, when I’m 65, if we make a noble dent in what I consider is a massive threat to our future –the mess we leave behind – I’m going to come back, and I’m going to throw the nuttiest retirement party you’ve ever seen, and all of you are invited.
Perhaps, the man is simply changing his account to reflect his new priorities and businesses.
In fact, despite the public dismay, Downey is still following all of his former colleagues on his since-active Twitter. Although The Post and other large entertainment outlets reached out to Downey, they are still awaiting comment.
What do you think, Marvel Blog True Believers? Let us know in the comments!