Well, at least we know that Black Widow isn’t resurrecting Stark, as it’s set in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War and Tony would be alive and a prominent figure in the world. In fact, a big hint as to how he’s going to appear in the film came during a promotional interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which the interviewer asked him “should we buckle up?” for Stark’s return. Downey Jr. looked a bit nonplussed and responded:
“Right. Great. I mean, it would be nice if they notified me.