13 Reasons Why star Christian Navarro has been discussing his desire to lead a comic book movie, and he’s not letting the fact his most-wanted role is already taken stop him from applying for Avengers membership.
“I would love to play Iron Man, if eventually Robert Downey Jr does step down. He is my favorite superhero. So that’s the MCU,” Navarro told GeekFeed.
But Navarro was a little more flexible when it came to the DCEU.
“With DC, I think there’s some more realistic options, like the Blue Beetle. A Teen Titan, I could play, definitely.
“There’s options out there, I just haven’t met people yet. I would love to do something like that. Just to be involved in any way would be a dream come true.”
For now, Navarro has the prospect of a 13 Reasons Why second season to keep him occupied.
His character Tony is a central figure in the first series of Netflix’s complex adaptation of the YA novel, which deals with some extremely difficult topics – primarily the suicide of Tony’s friend Hannah.
Marvel hasn’t yet announced its plans for the future of the MCU post Infinity War, so we don’t know if they’ll actually recast Tony Stark / Iron Man when RDJ does eventually decide to hand back the red and yellow suit, or just move forward without the character.
But if they do recast, here’s hoping Navarro gets a chance at the role.
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