While Robert Downey Jr. will have a substantial role in Captain America: Civil War, he wants Marvel fans to know full-well before they head into theaters that they are not getting Iron Man 4. This is definitely Steve Rogers' story, and Chris Evans is the lead in a movie that will bring more Marvel characters to the screen than ever before it.
Though Captain America: Civil War sounds like it is Steve Rogers story at it's core, it promises to be the biggest Marvel movie yet, as it will feature new and old members of the Avengers while introducing Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and a new Spider-Man. We may even get our first glimpse at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Shooting is set to start this spring, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors The Russo Brothers returning to direct.Read More
When Marvel announced their massive Phase Three lineup back in October, the studio revealed nine movies that will conclude with the release of Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in May 2019. The studio hasn't announced any plans beyond that, but a new rumor from Master Herald claims that the studio is developing Iron Man 4 for a 2019 release, which will not star Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Instead, the sequel will reportedly star the as-of-now 13-year-old Ty Simpkins, who portrayed the precocious youngster Harley Keener in Iron Man 3. He will be between 17 and 18 when the movie goes into production. Naturally, this news hasn't been confirmed by Marvel or Disney at this time.
Back in October, Robert Downey Jr. confirmed that Iron Man 4 is actually happening, but he revealed just a few days later that Marvel does not have any plans for the sequel. The actor also teased in October that he wants Mel Gibson to direct Iron Man 4, but it isn't known if negotiations actually took place between Mel Gibson and Marvel. Robert Downey Jr.'s original contract with Marvel ended with Iron Man 3, but the actor signed a new deal with Marvel in June 2013 that brought him back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. He is also reprising his role as Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, which kicks off Phase Three next year.Read More
There has been some wicked back and forth about whether or not Marvel is moving forward with Iron Man 4. Most of it has come from Robert Downey Jr., who first claimed the movie was happening, and then recanted his statements. Continuing to promote his new film The Judge, he once again talks about the prospects of a sequel, while saying that Avengers: Age of Ultron may well be the best Marvel movie yet.
Robert Downey Jr. continues to tease the fact that while he might not show up in Iron Man 4, he is negotiating a new contract, which may see him reprising his role in an unannounced Marvel movie. Could we soon see Iron Man in Infinity Gauntlet or Marvel's Secret Wars? Maybe...Read More
Robert Downey Jr. is a smart business man. And his latest movie The Judge is coming from his own production company Team Downey. He wants to sell the movie, and what better way to do that than use his most popular character as leverage? So he's going on various talk shows and saying various things, to get eyes on the real prize at the moment: His performance in this drama that opens this weekend. First he tells The Ellen DeGeneres Show that yes, Iron Man 4 is happening. The news instantly goes viral. Later that same day, he goes on Late Show with David Letterman and has a completely different story, saying what he's said before. That Marvel and Disney have NO plans for a sequel.
Robert Downey Jr. now wants to reiterate the fact that Iron Man 4 isn't likely to happen anytime soon. At least not with him. But Marvel does have a plan, and that includes bringing the actor back as Tony Stark in at least one or more movies past The Avengers 3, which is right now scheduled to be his final movie for the studio.Read More
Robert Downey Jr. made it official on the Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Yes, Iron Man 4 is happening!
Robert Downey Jr. is next set to reprise the role of Iron Man/Tony Stark in next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. This will be followed by The Avengers 3. Following his appearance in Iron Man 3, the actor's initial contract was complete, and on June 20, 2013, he signed a new agreement with Marvel and Disney for the next two Avengers Sequels. Appearing in Iron Man 4 will require the studio and actor to come to a new agreement, which will include a new contract.Read More
Deadline has a pretty extensive interview with Robert Downey Jr. about his new drama The Judge, and of course the topic of Iron Man 4 eventually rears its head. There has been a lot of back and forth about Downey's return in this standalone sequel. Will he do it? That is still not clear, as the actor gives a lengthy answer to the question. One thing sounds clear enough though, he would definitely return for Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson directed it.
In the past, Robert Downey Jr. has made it no secret that he wants to bring both Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson into the Marvel universe in some capacity. Even with his pull as their number one star, that has yet to officially happen. And it's unclear if Marvel will ever agree to work with Mel Gibson after his somewhat troubled past. While Apocalypto is revered by critics and fans alike, it was the last movie that Mel Gibson ever directed, which was a little more than 8 years ago. Still, Marvel is known for making interesting creative decisions, and this sounds like it could be one of the best Marvel movies ever made. It's not beyond the realm of possibilities.Read More