We know that Robert Downey Jr. will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and that he has signed a contract with Marvel Studios to appear in The Avengers 3. The one film that there hasn’t been an official word on, however, is Iron Man 4. Will we ever get to see another standalone Iron Man movie?
Doesn’t seem like it.
At a recent press event for his new film The Judge, Variety asked Robert Downey Jr. about the future of Iron Man and a potential fourth movie, and his response didn’t sound too promising:
“There isn’t one in the pipe. No, there’s no plans for a fourth Iron Man.”
With the knowledge that we have of RDJ’s constant pay negotiations and his $50 million paycheck for The Avengers, it’s very possible that he is just simply becoming too expensive to keep around. Obviously, things can change at any moment, but with such a direct statement from Downey Jr. and an already full lineup of films to come from Marvel, it’s not looking good.
In non-Iron Man news, Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed almost $613 million worldwide since it came out about six weeks ago. With RDJ or not, I think Marvel is going to do just fine.