The first Iron Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a masterpiece. It was almost the perfect action film. The second in the series needed a bit more to it to call it “good”, but the third movement more than made up for it. So surely the fourth Iron Man film is in the works to delight us with the antics of Tony Stark once again, right? Well, not really according to Robert Downey Jr.
Variety caught up with Downey Jr. at the Toronto film festival over the weekend, where the actor admitted that “there isn’t one in the pipe,” and when asked about his role in a potential sequel, added that “there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man.
Interestingly, this is something Downey has maintained for some time now. Back in 2013, the actor gave an interview to GQ where he said he’d be focusing on “Team Downey” projects with his wife. Film projects that were a long way from the world of suits and superheroes.
We will be seeing Iron Man in Avengers: Age Of Ultron next year, but will that be it for the world’s greatest genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist? [Variety]