Iron Man Star Robert Downey Jr. Pulls Repulsors "Out of Retirement”

Robert Downey Jr.'s days of playing Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be done, but that's not stopping him from channeling his most iconic character. He still shares throwbacks to the film sets, and he recently took to Instagram to post some photos showing him "pulling the old repulsors out of retirement" in the name of charity. Of course, in the Marvel movies, the repulsors are “mounted in the palms of the armor's hands and draw power directly from Tony's Arc Reactor,” which creates “powerful energy blasts to use against his enemies.” In real life, Downey Jr. is just making handprint autographs, but he's still a hero in our books!

“Pulling the old #repulsors out of #retirement for a #good cause... @portmacquariekoalahospital @cobargowildlifesanctuary @awardsfocus #support #australia (📸 @jimmy_rich),” Downey Jr. wrote.

You can check out the photo in the post below:

Downey Jr. was most recently seen on the big screen in Dolittle, which marked the actor's first starring role since Avengers: Endgame. Unfortunately, Dolittle didn't have a great opening at the box office. As for the critical reception, the film was been met with mostly negative reviews. Currently, the movie has a 14% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it appears moviegoers are being a little more forgiving of the film. In fact, the difference between the critics and the audience scores is quite staggering. As of now, Dolittle has a 76% audience score.


Downey Jr. has a few other projects in the works, including All-Star Weekend, a new film written and directed by Jamie Foxx. In 2021, he can be seen in Sherlock Holmes 3, which will mark the actor's return to the character for the first time since 2011.

Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1st, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in the Fall, The Eternals on November 6th, WandaVision in December, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Marvel Studios Disney+ series without release dates include Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.