Robert Downey Jr. Discusses Returning For IRON MAN 4

With a larger than expected slate of release dates recently revealed for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a fourth Iron Man film one of the possibilities? At this point it is unknown, but Robert Downey Jr. had some thoughts to share on the matter.

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By DrDoom - 7/22/2014


When Robert Downey Jr. signed a two-picture deal to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron and an eventual Avengers 3, many fans were left wondering if the Iron Man franchise would end after the third installment. However, an incredible $1.2 billion haul and insistence from Marvel Studios' producer Kevin Feige confirmed that eventually, an Iron Man 4 will happen. But still, the question remains as to whether Downey will reprise the role, or if he will be recast.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly on the set of Age of Ultron, Downey was asked about returning for another sequel, and appeared to be openly optimistic, saying “It’s down to Kevin Feige and Ike Perlmutter and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree. When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement."

When pressed for more information, Downey seemed to take a certain level of possession over the role, stating that "It’s that thing of: why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed? Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out."

Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 1st, 2015.
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ruadh - 7/22/2014, 11:09 PM
Mhmm. 2017.
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:11 PM
One thing's for sure, Robert will go down swinging!
Cayo - 7/22/2014, 11:11 PM
I hope he comes back with the real Mandarin.
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:12 PM
When he finally does give up the suit, I'm going to shed some tears. You can all judge but Robert Downey Jr. brought this thing to life.
ruadh - 7/22/2014, 11:14 PM
Nah Alex. He has.

I try not to be closed minded, but I will REALLY need to be convinced to see an Iron Man without him in the theater.
batz11 - 7/22/2014, 11:15 PM
I hope so, I enjoyed IM3 for what it was, yeah, a real Mandarin would be a great 'twist' once again...
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:17 PM
Batz-so u thought it was alright?

Alex-me too man..its gonna take someone special to convince me if anyone else can play this role other then Downey
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:17 PM
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:18 PM
charlie2094 - 7/22/2014, 11:20 PM
Really think an Iron Man 4 will happen, wouldn't be surprised if it was the May 2017 film...what with him not wanting to "give up the belt", Fiege saying there'd been discussions about doing the Real Mandarin, plus the fact that Iron Man 3 made so much at the box office...sure Downey signing on is the only factor in whether it happens on not, sure Marvel/Disney both want to do it.
batz11 - 7/22/2014, 11:22 PM
I actually liked it alot, the 'twist' didn't bother me that much...
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:22 PM
honestly,i think they shouldnt do one right now..maybe they are but focus on other characters..just my thoughts
ruadh - 7/22/2014, 11:23 PM
Charlie, I agree with all of that. Solid evidence.

I suspect 2017 will be Iron Man 4, a new character solo movie, and Thor 3. The middle one may be Black Panther.
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:23 PM
I need this from Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.



As soon as I saw Hydra tanks, I was like:


Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:25 PM
i find the Ironman franchise a trilogy of good Half movies. u see for me their all REALLY good, but then somewhere in the middle they go down hill and lose me, they just become boring. but idk Maybe 4 will b great! the best ironman movie was the Avengers
Marty - 7/22/2014, 11:27 PM
I don't think there ever was an actor before him who defined a movie character like Downey did. I am not saying it can't be done but the guy who comes after him needs to be BALLSY.
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:27 PM
Hulk and Iron Man need to team up. This is nonnegotiable.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:27 PM
Holmes-really, werent a big fan of the first one?
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:28 PM
@Marty
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:28 PM
ok now i am really hitting the hay, see ya
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:29 PM
Ezio, i think ive just seen it to many times, Bridges doesnt do it for me in that movie. i loved it when it first came out though
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:30 PM
Holmes-just curious, what would u give it and the other two films out of 5?
charlie2094 - 7/22/2014, 11:31 PM
ruadh

That's definitely how I see 2017 playing out, Iron Man 4, Black Panther & Thor 3. Be a great lineup I feel. Only one I'm not too sure about is Black Panther, could see that being something different, but I'm hopeful it won't be.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/22/2014, 11:32 PM
Holmes-thats why i give myself space always when watching superhero films at home
Marty - 7/22/2014, 11:33 PM
"Hulk and Iron Man need to team up. This is nonnegotiable"

I absolutely agree, I want a Stark/Banner movie with Pepper as Rescue in the mix!
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:36 PM
hmm i usually rate out of 10, out of 5.
IM 2: 2/5
IM3: 1/5 or 2/5 to b fair bc IRM2 was the weaker of the 3
but i dont like IRM3, after the Twist me and another friend looked at the others we were with and said we were done with this, we felt ripped off.looking at it now though, it whatever
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:36 PM
@Marty every role ever!

Gove him ALL THE OSCARS!!!!!
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 11:39 PM
@Marty
You win.
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:40 PM
ive rated them outta ten before when i was upset, but now that im level headed off the top of my head i think
IRM2: 5/10 average movie
IRM3: 4/10 below average, the seen with him catching ppl from the plane then the suit breaks from a truck! WHICH REVEALS HE WASNT EVEN IN IT, the whole movie to me made t seem like it was trying to make the audience feel stupid. plus he was barely Ironman in the movie. see the honest trailer to see what i mean
kinghulk - 7/22/2014, 11:43 PM
a team up with the hulk would be cool.
Holmes - 7/22/2014, 11:43 PM
@Marty
this one is a good one to
Marty - 7/22/2014, 11:43 PM
@MARVEL

:-)

Lets do it!
Mercwitham0uth - 7/22/2014, 11:48 PM


The perfect way to bring in Mandarin and maybe another villain.
mbembet - 7/22/2014, 11:49 PM
iron man 3 = garbage
ruadh - 7/22/2014, 11:50 PM
Charlie2094, again...totally agree.
KidGoku - 7/22/2014, 11:57 PM
Iron Man 1 was the only good one
Ocelot - 7/22/2014, 11:58 PM
Black Widow will probably be one of the 2017 movies. Character is clearly being prepped for a film.
TexasTwoFace - 7/22/2014, 11:58 PM
Iron Man 4 is coming!? And likely sooner rather than later? Awesome! But can we actually have Iron Man in this Iron Man movie?
pro346 - 7/22/2014, 11:58 PM
Ironman 3 was a mess.... Its been all downhill since the first one .
TheRedCondom - 7/23/2014, 12:02 AM
Yes! Iron Man 4!!!!!!
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