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Robert Downey Jr. discusses Iron Man 4

07.23.2014

It really all started with IRON MAN and Robert Downey Jr. At the time it wasn't a sure thing, but waves were made and now we have an Iron Man trilogy, two Avengers movies and countless other Marvel projects in the works. Fortunately, RDJ seems to be having a ball playing in Marvel's playground, and he knows that his Tony Stark will bring home the bacon. IRON MAN 3 ended up making over $1.2 billion worldwide, so there's certainly no signs of that franchise slowing down. We know that RDJ is not contractually obliged to appear in anything after AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, so how does he feel about about returning as Stark after?

In Robert Downey Jr.'s own words:

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. Right now, this has just been swell, hasn’t it? This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time. 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. The future is, as usual, uncertain.

The good news is that he certainly doesn't seem opposed to the idea, and being the highest paid actor at the moment, why would he? That is the first step in getting RDJ back in the role. Then it will come down to whatever agreement he can reach with Marvel to return to the character. No doubt I imagine that if they manage to sign him up again, it'll be for several pictures, rather than just one. While RDJ turns 50 next year, he certainly doesn't show any signs of slowing down. We're likely to see some more of Mr. Stark by week's end, at this year's San Diego Comic Con, so check back to keep up to date with his endeavors!

We'll next see Tony Stark deal with his own twisted creation in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 1, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Would you like to see Downey Jr. return as Stark, or have someone else take on the role?

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