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Rumor: Has Marvel already found Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man replacement?

01.02.2015

Take this with a grain of salt, but there are rumors out there suggesting that Marvel already has selected the replacement for Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man and he will be ready to take over the mantle for IRON MAN 4 in 2019. Forget the fact that IRON MAN 4 has not even been announced yet, but the sources claim the successor to Tony Stark is a character we have already met.

A source tells Movie Pilot that actor Ty Simpkins will be the next Iron Man. While that site is typically regarded as a wretched hive of scum and villainy, it is an intriguing idea. Simpkins played a major supporting role in IRON MAN 3 as Harley Keener. You may remember that he helped Tony Stark after he crash landed in Tennessee. At the end of the film, Stark outfitted the young man with all sorts of gear. Many wondered why Marvel would invest a chunk of IRON MAN 3 to this character, but whether they were planning on him being the next wearer of the suit is tenuous at best.

Ty Simpkins has been building a nice little filmography recently with roles in INSIDIOUS and JURASSIC WORLD. If IRON MAN 4 is planned for 2019, which would be after AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Simpkins would be 17 years old. Iterations of Iron Man, namely the animated INVINCIBLE IRON MAN series, have portrayed Tony Stark as a Peter Parker-esque teen superhero. Simpkins, or another young actor, could be a nice reboot and give Marvel years of franchise potential while also allowing them to take the character in other directions the middle-aged Downey cannot.

Of course this is all conjecture as there is nothing to substantiate this rumor. Still, it is worth thinking about. Would Marvel be better off recasting Tony Stark or just create a new character to take over the superhero persona of Iron Man?

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2:07AM on 01/04/2015
Fuck fuck fuck ffffffffffuck FUCK no.
Fuck fuck fuck ffffffffffuck FUCK no.
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9:15AM on 01/05/2015
Upset? Lol...
Upset? Lol...
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10:16PM on 01/03/2015
It may well turn out to be just something that came up in a brainstorming session but assuming this ever came in to play, I would just like to mention that I initially hated the idea of Iron Man Armored Adventures but than I bought season 1 and you know what, it was very entertaining - season 2 gave the story a neat ending. If they decided to go this way, I wouldn't object to it - someone new is going to come either way...at some point.

By the way...one of the things I hated about the final
It may well turn out to be just something that came up in a brainstorming session but assuming this ever came in to play, I would just like to mention that I initially hated the idea of Iron Man Armored Adventures but than I bought season 1 and you know what, it was very entertaining - season 2 gave the story a neat ending. If they decided to go this way, I wouldn't object to it - someone new is going to come either way...at some point.

By the way...one of the things I hated about the final Dark Knight movie was the explanation of how Blake knew who the Batman was. When he said he met him once...I so thought he was going to be the King Joffrey kid from Begins - and was going to throw over that piece of equipment he was given. How Nolan missed that trick...I'll never now.
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8:01PM on 01/03/2015
Sounds like more of idea for an Iron Lad spinoff.
Sounds like more of idea for an Iron Lad spinoff.
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2:20PM on 01/03/2015
Are they going to hit us with the twist that Robert Downey Jr. wasn't the real Tony Stark, he was just an actor hired to play the role until the real Tony Stark revealed himself?
Are they going to hit us with the twist that Robert Downey Jr. wasn't the real Tony Stark, he was just an actor hired to play the role until the real Tony Stark revealed himself?
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11:11AM on 01/03/2015

What a complete load of horse spunk this article is.

Seriously. Can Joblo's New Years Resolution be to stop trying to make it's own site stink. Lazy articles, stupid click bait stories.
This site is so much better than this.
Seriously. Can Joblo's New Years Resolution be to stop trying to make it's own site stink. Lazy articles, stupid click bait stories.
This site is so much better than this.
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8:44AM on 01/03/2015
I agree with the comments. This article is embarrassing. Joblo.com has always strived to be at the forefront of understanding all things cool. This was a backwards step.
I agree with the comments. This article is embarrassing. Joblo.com has always strived to be at the forefront of understanding all things cool. This was a backwards step.
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2:58AM on 01/03/2015

wtf

did i just read joblo?
did i just read joblo?
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1:31AM on 01/03/2015

hell no to the 10000000x

just forget that idea.... I hated that cartoon.
just forget that idea.... I hated that cartoon.
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12:33AM on 01/03/2015
Great this kid is to Marvel movies what the young Anakin was to the Star Wars prequels, that is, fucking horribleness. Jesus please let this be utter rubbish or if its not please let me be dead before it happens...
Great this kid is to Marvel movies what the young Anakin was to the Star Wars prequels, that is, fucking horribleness. Jesus please let this be utter rubbish or if its not please let me be dead before it happens...
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1:35AM on 01/03/2015
maybe not the Actor Ty Simpkins, but the same character only at 22 would be better but still its like saying "Oh we got tired of doing batman sequels with Bruce Wayne...we're going to have somebody new as Batman.... some 17 year old kid.... and he wont be Bruce Wayne.... he'll be TY SIMPKINS playing James Schmo because its not the right time period for Terry from Batman Beyond yet....

yeah I really hate this idea too....
maybe not the Actor Ty Simpkins, but the same character only at 22 would be better but still its like saying "Oh we got tired of doing batman sequels with Bruce Wayne...we're going to have somebody new as Batman.... some 17 year old kid.... and he wont be Bruce Wayne.... he'll be TY SIMPKINS playing James Schmo because its not the right time period for Terry from Batman Beyond yet....

yeah I really hate this idea too....
8:17PM on 01/02/2015
No. Just no.
No. Just no.
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8:15PM on 01/02/2015
I guess any rumor will get traction now.
If RDJ ever leaves the role, recasting the role similar to James Bond would be the best idea. One Kevin Feige likes as well.
I guess any rumor will get traction now.
If RDJ ever leaves the role, recasting the role similar to James Bond would be the best idea. One Kevin Feige likes as well.
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8:08PM on 01/02/2015
Are you serious? It's not April Fools yet and you wasted my time with this bullshit?
Are you serious? It's not April Fools yet and you wasted my time with this bullshit?
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6:48PM on 01/02/2015
Oh come on, this is complete bullshit. This is so obviously made up that it only makes me laugh.
Oh come on, this is complete bullshit. This is so obviously made up that it only makes me laugh.
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5:57PM on 01/02/2015

IT'S EASY ...

... kill of Stark in Avengers 3 finale, then Dr Strange brings back another Tony Stark from alternative universe, who is played by new actor. Problem solved.
... kill of Stark in Avengers 3 finale, then Dr Strange brings back another Tony Stark from alternative universe, who is played by new actor. Problem solved.
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5:49PM on 01/02/2015
Hahahaha!!! That's funny!
Hahahaha!!! That's funny!
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5:26PM on 01/02/2015
And that'll be were the marvel films start to die!
And that'll be were the marvel films start to die!
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5:16PM on 01/02/2015

If the want to do more Iron Man movies....

Then they need to have Tony realize he's too old and pass on the armor to someone younger (despite that sounding like the EXACT plot of Ant Man). It would be the dumbest decision in film history to recast Tony. RDJ was perfect in the role.
Then they need to have Tony realize he's too old and pass on the armor to someone younger (despite that sounding like the EXACT plot of Ant Man). It would be the dumbest decision in film history to recast Tony. RDJ was perfect in the role.
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5:13PM on 01/02/2015

I'm seriously embarrassed...

...for JoBlo.com for even thinking about posting this story, let alone approving the post. I can create a MoviePilot.com account right now and write a story saying Muhammad Ali is the next Iron Man, citing a mysterious "source." "Still, it is worth thinking about." -- yes, if you want to draw page views from a predominantly fanboy user base with an absurd and unfounded rumor. And acknowledging MP's lack of credibility shouldn't clear the conscience. Slow news day or not, I'm floored this
...for JoBlo.com for even thinking about posting this story, let alone approving the post. I can create a MoviePilot.com account right now and write a story saying Muhammad Ali is the next Iron Man, citing a mysterious "source." "Still, it is worth thinking about." -- yes, if you want to draw page views from a predominantly fanboy user base with an absurd and unfounded rumor. And acknowledging MP's lack of credibility shouldn't clear the conscience. Slow news day or not, I'm floored this made it to print.

That said, in the when-pigs-fly chance this turns out to be legit, I will seriously eat both of my f&%#ing shoes.
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4:38PM on 01/02/2015
I'm not buying this at all.
I'm not buying this at all.
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4:36PM on 01/02/2015

Yeah, total bullshit.

This is the Avengers, not the fucking Teen Titans
This is the Avengers, not the fucking Teen Titans
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4:26PM on 01/02/2015

No thanks.

Just re-cast Tony Stark, it's not that difficult. It's like Bond, new actor every generation.
Just re-cast Tony Stark, it's not that difficult. It's like Bond, new actor every generation.
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4:28PM on 01/02/2015
That's stupid. You can't just re-cast a part in a franchise/universe that's built on continuity. Yes, they did it with Rhodey and Hulk, but there's only so many of those they can afford.
That's stupid. You can't just re-cast a part in a franchise/universe that's built on continuity. Yes, they did it with Rhodey and Hulk, but there's only so many of those they can afford.
5:08PM on 01/02/2015
Unlike James Bond, Iron Man has a continuity to keep track of bigger than it's own movie. You can't reboot Iron Man because that would mess up the plot of Captain America, The Avengers, and any number of other Marvel movies. And recasting Tony Stark would piss off so many people, including the writers, directors, and actors of the current MCU. RDJ has been a driving force behind the Marvel success almost as much as Feige and Whedon. If he get's fired, im sure a ton of other key players would
Unlike James Bond, Iron Man has a continuity to keep track of bigger than it's own movie. You can't reboot Iron Man because that would mess up the plot of Captain America, The Avengers, and any number of other Marvel movies. And recasting Tony Stark would piss off so many people, including the writers, directors, and actors of the current MCU. RDJ has been a driving force behind the Marvel success almost as much as Feige and Whedon. If he get's fired, im sure a ton of other key players would jump ship in solidarity. We know most of the actors can afford it, and theyve lost directors over smaller issues. They can't replace RDJ, but they can replace Iron Man. RDJ is Tony Stark, but finding a new Iron Man is an easier sell and fits much better into the shared universe.
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4:01PM on 01/02/2015
As long as they don't cast someone to play tony stark, I'm fine with it. especially if it's after infinity war. They can have a passing of the torch somewhere along the line to a new character while still leaving the door open for a Downey cameo in the future.
As long as they don't cast someone to play tony stark, I'm fine with it. especially if it's after infinity war. They can have a passing of the torch somewhere along the line to a new character while still leaving the door open for a Downey cameo in the future.
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3:50PM on 01/02/2015
Complete and utter bullshit.

EDIT: I actually hope we NEVER see an Iron Man 4 movie. Iron Man 3 wrapped up the trilogy perfectly, and I'm very content seeing Stark pop up in Age of Ultron, Civil War, and the Infinity Wars. There's really no need for another Iron Man movie anymore, IMO.
Complete and utter bullshit.

EDIT: I actually hope we NEVER see an Iron Man 4 movie. Iron Man 3 wrapped up the trilogy perfectly, and I'm very content seeing Stark pop up in Age of Ultron, Civil War, and the Infinity Wars. There's really no need for another Iron Man movie anymore, IMO.
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3:49PM on 01/02/2015

Please No

This kid was the worse part of IM3. I would rather have no Iron Man movies then to have him be the new Iron Man.
This kid was the worse part of IM3. I would rather have no Iron Man movies then to have him be the new Iron Man.
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3:28PM on 01/02/2015
Uh, what?
Uh, what?
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3:14PM on 01/02/2015
I think i believe Marvel are attempting to clone RDJ more than this
I think i believe Marvel are attempting to clone RDJ more than this
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3:13PM on 01/02/2015
this is actually something i suggested a while back, albeit happening a lot sooner than i would expect.

Iron Man 4 should look something like that tv series "Batman Beyond" where you have the original Batman mentoring the new Batman. Thats how i would imagine Iron Man continue to work in this shared universe. These moves are too big to just recast Robert Downey Jr with a younger actor or reboot his storyline. That would mess up the plots of all their other franchises. Their best bet would
this is actually something i suggested a while back, albeit happening a lot sooner than i would expect.

Iron Man 4 should look something like that tv series "Batman Beyond" where you have the original Batman mentoring the new Batman. Thats how i would imagine Iron Man continue to work in this shared universe. These moves are too big to just recast Robert Downey Jr with a younger actor or reboot his storyline. That would mess up the plots of all their other franchises. Their best bet would be to introduce a new Iron Man other than Tony Stark. I dont think this was ever explored in the Iron Man comics (although i know others have worn the suit). so it would be completely new to the big screen. RDJ would be in his mid 50s by the time this rumor suggests an Iron Man 4, which is why i didnt think it would happen until around 2030 and been through Captain Marvel 3 and Avengers 6 and would be looking for something new. RDJ still has some kick in him to do more action movies. Also, based on what we've heard from the Ant-Man plot, it sounds similar to my theory, so i still think 2019-2020 would be too soon to be doing this. Still, i like the idea, so long as RDJ is at least in the movie, he's still always gonna be Tony Stark
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3:19PM on 01/02/2015
i also want to point out i dont believe there is any truth to this. The tell tale sign is it coming from Ty Simpkins. He may be a rising star, he's still not big enough that they would cast him 6-7 years in advance. If anything they introduced the character in Iron Man 3 and recast when the time comes. If the kid is still a big enough name and available, then all the better. But they wouldnt cast him now.

I still think it's a good idea though, to have a new, younger iron man and keep RDJ as
i also want to point out i dont believe there is any truth to this. The tell tale sign is it coming from Ty Simpkins. He may be a rising star, he's still not big enough that they would cast him 6-7 years in advance. If anything they introduced the character in Iron Man 3 and recast when the time comes. If the kid is still a big enough name and available, then all the better. But they wouldnt cast him now.

I still think it's a good idea though, to have a new, younger iron man and keep RDJ as Tony Stark
3:07PM on 01/02/2015
Five bucks says Movie Pilot's Ty Simpkins source is Ty Simpkins. Or not. Whatever. Either way this sounds bogus. Planning a franchise around a child actor 6 years in advance? Marvel has balls, but they're not that big.
Five bucks says Movie Pilot's Ty Simpkins source is Ty Simpkins. Or not. Whatever. Either way this sounds bogus. Planning a franchise around a child actor 6 years in advance? Marvel has balls, but they're not that big.
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3:04PM on 01/02/2015
Come on Alex you're better than this nonsense.
Come on Alex you're better than this nonsense.
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