Will we get an Iron Man 4 starring Robert Downey Jr. after all? That sounds possible if we're to believe the actor. While it sounded like another solo adventure was set to happen a few years ago, those plans seemed to be dashed when the actor announced himself for Captain America: Civil War. No Iron Man 4 was announced as part of Marvel Phase 4. And it seemed like we'd only be getting the occasional Tony Stark cameo from here on out.
But perhaps that's not the case. Marvel has not yet announced its plans for Marvel Phase 4, though they have set the first three release dates after 2020. We know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is part of this line-up. And Marvel boss Kevin Feige has teased the possibility of a Black Widow standalone adventure. Now, speaking with Nightline on Disney owned ABC, Robert Downey Jr. had this to say about returning in Iron Man 4.
"[I feel] like I could do one more."
That is no confirmation that Iron Man 4 will actually happen. But it's a good start. There won't be any shortage of Tony Stark in the coming years. Robert Downey Jr. reprises the iconic Marvel Superhero in next weekend's Captain America: Civil War, co-starring in the movie. He is also already confirmed for a role in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Though, it isn't yet known how substantial the role in that Peter Parker reboot will be.
The actor is also set to pull on his Iron Man armor for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018. Though, it's not yet known if he will appear in Part 2. These next two Avengers movies are said to obliterate the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, rebuilding something new. But if Robert Downey Jr. thinks he has one more solo movie in him, then he probably won't die in this two-part Marvel epic.
Original Iron Man director Jon Favreau is coming back as an executive producer for Infinity War. And he's said he is interested in returning to the superhero world to direct yet another movie. Could Iron Man 4 reunite the star and first director of the franchise for one epic swan song? We'll probably have to wait until at least Comic-Con to find out. But there is definitely hope.