You have some explaining to do, Mister Stark.
Robert Downey Jr., who plays the infamous Iron Man, has recently unfollowed all of his Marvel co-stars including Chris Evans, Tom Holland, and Scarlett Johansson which has naturally sent fans into a frenzy.
ROBERT DOWNEY JR UNFOLLOWED ALL MARVEL CAST MEMBERS WHATTTTTTT
— krish ⎊⧗ loki/bw era (@starkxgrayson) July 1, 2021
What is wrong with Robert Downey Jr changing his instagram into business account and unfollowing all his friends :(((((((
— KCA (@Starksterrr) July 1, 2021
Is it true that RDJ unfollowed all marvel cast on instagram??🤔😯 @RobertDowneyJr @Marvel
— LAmBO JP (@lambo_jp) July 5, 2021
ROBERT DOWNEY JR UNFOLLOWED ALL MARVEL CAST MEMBERS ON INSTAGRAM!! WHY????????????
— Ashie 🧣 (@AshieTayTay) July 1, 2021
Fans were all speculating what could have transpired for Downey to do something like this as it was pretty obvious that he was close to all the cast members, even outside of their professional, superhero lives. Chris Hemsworth even revealed that Downey was "pretty active" on the WhatsApp chat, along with Chris Hemsworth, who plays Captain America so this seems a bit out of character for him.
"I was worried for Robert Downey Jr when I read he [unfollowed] all Marvel co-stars on Instagram but then I checked his Twitter & saw he's still following everyone on that so now I'm happy cause that could be a cry for help but as long as he doesn't cut off his Friends & family be safe," one user wrote after a little bit of investigation.
Another added that maybe he was shifting his personal account into a "business account," to promote his latest work with climate change organizations. His biography on the social media platform also reflected that, as he encouraged fans to "get involved."
But then, someone noticed that Downey also changed his Iron Man header on Twitter to an entirely different one and things went from 0 to 100 all at once. Is this a sign that he's done with the character and ready to move on? I hope the f*** not.
Jensen Ackles 🤝 Robert Downey Jr
end of era pic.twitter.com/YLe4BDzd8y
— • soldier boy • loki era (@rebecalara97) July 1, 2021
Some even went as far as urging the fifty-six-year-old actor to follow all of his friends back, but so far, the actor has remained tight-lipped on the sudden change of heart. If there's one piece of good news that I could give you is that he's still following most of the actors on Twitter... Does that soften the blow a bit?
The news comes just days before the release of thirty-six-year-old Scarlett Johansson's first MCU standalone film, Black Widow which is set to hit the big screens on July 9th.
Let's just hope there's no bad blood between any of them because I don't think my heart could take it.