Robert Downey Jr. Interested In Doing Iron Man 4

iron-man-tony-starkBy Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS)

It’s been on again, off again, and now Robert Downey Jr. has revealed that he is open to starring in Iron Man 4, if it were to happen.

While appearing on Nightline, promoting Captain America: Civil War, the actor said: “I feel like I could do one more,”

RDJ’s comments are somewhat surprising, considering Iron Man 3 was supposed to be the last standalone Tony Stark movie – something Downey himself has admitted.

Recently, the star told USA Today that he didn’t think the sequel would happen, referring to the current Marvel crossover project as, “my little Iron Man 4.”

He said: “I don’t think it’s on the cards. In a way it’s Cap 3, but for me it’s like my little Iron Man 4, and then it’s back to the thing we all recognize.

“Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through, because that’s how it is until it changes. If it changes.”

Marvel’s current plans, which creative director Kevin Feige is fairly open about, firmly does not include Iron Man 4.

Downey has also repeatedly shot down talk of another standalone, telling David Letterman back in 2014: “Just between us — no. But I’m going to do other stuff with Marvel. There’s going to be plenty of fun stuff to happen.”

Last year, he told Empire (via Screen Rant): “I also recognize that I’ll be turning 50 by the time I promote this movie (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

“The clock is ticking down on the amount of memories and participation that I would allow myself and not embarrass the medium with.”

But RDJ is undoubtedly Marvel’s biggest star, and the Iron Man franchise has been the linch pin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although that has now been overtaken by the Avengers movies. He also signed a lucrative new deal to appear in Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).

If the Oscar nominated actor really wants to do another sequel, then I’m sure Marvel would be open to the idea. But the question is, does Downey really want to? Or was this just a throwaway remark? I think the latter is probably the most realistic explanation. Remember, he’s been both teasing Iron Man 4 and saying it won’t happen, for three years now.

Captain America: Civil War hits international screens, including the UK, this weekend, and in North America on May 6, 2016.

Source: /Film

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