/iron-man-4-robert-downey-jr-marvel-movies/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.

Speaking with The Telegraph, Robert Downey Jr. tries to set the record straight about what is happening with Iron Man 4, explaining where Marvel is with the movie.

"Avengers was another opportunity, but they're not talking about Iron Man 4. I was kind of bombed out to tell the truth, but maybe they've got bigger fish to fry and I trust their overall vision. The funny thing about these genre movies is you'd think they were national secrets."

When asked if he is ever jealous when he sees a Marvel movie that is not from Marvel Studios, he teased that the genre is showing its first signs of age:

"Honestly, the whole thing is just showing the beginning signs of fraying around the edges. It's a little bit old...Last summer there were five or seven different ones out. I feel that they are critiqued by a different metric to any other movie. Right, [that metric is box office], but also they are more forgiven because they operate on a different frequency. It's like a bunch of really good dancers and you're looking for the one who keeps changing her leg warmers. They make a lot of money."

It was in an interview with Social Chicago TV that the actor revealed his true feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Just a few months ago he called Guardians of the Galaxy the best Marvel movie ever. Now, he's changed his mind.

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"This new Avengers may well be the best Marvel movie, and by the way that's saying a lot, because I thought Guardians of the Galaxy was great. And Iron Man 3 turned out great, and Cap 2 was awesome. And they'll be some surprises in the next little while too."

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...

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