Will Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man Appear in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’?

We all know the MCU is very clever at keeping plot secrets in all their movies. They somehow kept Avengers: Endgame mostly secret until release day. As time goes on, though, it might be even more challenging to keep something from leaking. With Spider-Man: Far From Home out July 2, some of us wonder if any secrets in the film’s plot will end up on social media or shouted from a mountaintop.

The biggest secret would be if Robert Downey, Jr. somehow decided to cameo as Tony Stark/Iron Man in FFH. So far, all indications show he won’t be based strictly on the trailer.

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. | TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

This definitely isn’t a barometer of what could happen, even if the chances are admittedly small.

Thanks to Stark working with AI, he could return in a technological form

Since the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer dropped this last spring, many Marvel fans point to the possibility of Tony Stark coming back. Stark could come back through AI after sacrificing his life in Endgame. All MCU fans know Stark was the Elon Musk of the Avengers world. His advanced tech was one of his most significant contributions to saving the world.

A recent Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer shown in China has a scene where Peter Parker puts on augmented reality glasses used by Stark in previous movies. Parker is seen interacting with a female AI voice that some think was changed to suit the Chinese market. Fans are running with the theory they maybe cut out Downey’s voice as the AI. Others say this isn’t plausible.

It’s highly unlikely China would overdub Robert Downey, Jr.’s voice is if it was really there. Then again, the Chinese movie market is always mysterious on what they allow on their big screens.

If there’s any possibility of Stark coming back, this would be one feasible route. Other theories suggest he could more logically cameo as a hologram.

Pre-recorded hologram projections are a convenient Stark invention

Sure, hologram projections are nothing new in the world of movie technology. Star Wars kicked off similar tech 42 years ago already. Tony Stark inventing it for use in our real 21st-century world, though, is a whole other purpose opening a lot of potential emotions.

Any of you who saw Endgame to the end know Stark created a pre-recorded hologram of himself for his wife to play after his death. His intention was also to create a holographic message to his daughter she can play for the rest of her life.

In Marvel comics, this was advanced further through the character Ironheart. He was essentially Tony Stark in an artificial intelligence guise. While we probably won’t see such a character in the MCU for a while, what if the cinematic version of Stark recorded a holographic message for Parker?

Never forget Stark was basically a surrogate dad for Parker, seemingly making it all the more important he would leave behind an elaborate holographic projection for his apprentice.

Don’t be surprised if such a hologram image turns up at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home

At the moment, the biggest argument with MCU fans is that Far From Home would most likely not have Tony Stark show up in any form to heighten the emotion of him being dead.

What better secret, however, than to have Stark do a quick cameo at the end in holographic form to leave an important lifelong message for Parker? The emotion of such a moment would pack as much of a wallop as the end of Endgame did for fans.

Should this not happen in FFH, it’s almost a sure bet we’ll see it eventually in a future MCU film. Yet, why wait when we know Robert Downey, Jr. won’t be back as Stark any time soon in his career. Both Endgame and FFH are virtually connected. It would make sense that Downey could have filmed a holographic sequence during the former film as an additional character epilogue.