According to Robert Downey Jr. it looks like Iron Man 4 may not happen
It looks like Game Of Thrones is the only place we'll be seeing Starks for a while...
Robert Downey Jr. is currently living it up at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, all while promoting his new flick The Judge in which he co-stars alongside Robert Duvall. But, as ever, questions about his superhero alter-ego Iron Man are never too far away.
Downey Jr., being the frank and forthright man he is, offered this relatively blunt response when questioned by Variety: "There isn't one in the pipe. No there is no plan for a fourth Iron Man."
So does this mean we have seen the last of Tony Stark? Absolutely not. While he may not have his own film scheduled for release, the Man in a Can will appear in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron which will be released in the jam-packed summer of 2015.
So why will Marvel not get Downey Jr. to come back and continue to milk that cash cow? Well, when it comes to contract negotiations, RDJ seems to have Marvel over a barrel. They already paid him a whopping $50 million to appear in Avengers and the director of that particular film, Joss Whedon (the genius behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly) said that he wouldn't do Avengers 2 if Bobby didn't return.
So what will we do in a world without Iron Man? Given the fact that the first Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion dollars we would be highly surprised if there isn't a third after Age of Ultron. Besides that, we also have Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Ant-Man and Captain America 3 to look forward to, along with a likely Doctor Strange and Thor 3 film in the works.
We still want RDJ. He is the man.
Hat-tip to The Guardian.