You probably already know that Forbes’ most powerful actor Robert Downey Jr. will be returning as Iron Man in the upcoming Marvel’s movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. But is he going to be the genius/billionaire/playboy/philanthropist Tony Stark once again in the 4th instalment of the popular Marvel movie franchise, “Iron Man”?

Well, the answer is yes, no, maybe, see how.

Robert Downey Jr Iron Man

Previously, it was reported that Robert Downey Jr. will not be returning to the new Iron Man movie after his contract with Marvel expired. But it seems like the actor is reconsidering his role as the iconic superhero, as mentioned during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The actor hinted the possibility of returning to the silver screen when answering a question regarding Iron Man 4:


It’s down to Kevin (Feige, Marvel Studios president) and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree.

The answer was vague but the actor also told EW that things are going great and  “there’s a lot of agreement”. But EW speculated that the actor might be trying to reach an agreement with Marvel as he said, “This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.”

Iron Man

Well, of course the actor might be reprising his role as Iron Man. After all, he was named as one of the highest-paid actors in the world due to the profits he has made from the Iron Man franchise.

Even the actor himself feels like it’d be a waste for such a great opportunity and said, “It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?”

Robert Downey Jr Iron Man cake

On 24th July, the actor uploaded a picture of Iron Man-themed cake on his official Facebook page and once again hinted the possibility of returning as Iron Man in the upcoming film. However, the actor said the future is uncertain until Marvel makes the official announcement.

Meanwhile, we are still trying to guess which Marvel movies will be unveiled during the SDCC after they announced the release dates for 5 new untitled movies.

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