Robert Downey Jr. Talks About Returning for an Iron Man 4


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Will RDJ Return for Iron Man 4?

People who believe Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn’t pay much attention to the ending of Iron Man3, where the final words spoken in the movie were his “I am Iron Man.” While Iron Man 3 fulfilled Robert Downey Jr.’s original contract with Marvel, the studio worked out a deal with him to return for Age of Ultron and Avengers 3. But what about a fourth Iron Man movie?

Entertainment Weekly asked him about that, and the response seemed pretty positive:

“It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.”

Until his bosses decide he’s too rich for their blood, Downey says he’s happy to hold on to the iron mask. “It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” he says—then adds a caveat. “Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out.”

In the past Kevin Feige said that Marvel would follow the James Bond model if they ever had to recast a character, such as Tony Stark. They wouldn’t reboot, they’d just continue on with a new actor in the role. Based on this interview, it sounds like that may not be needed yet.