We really like Robert Downey Jr, we really do. But when he confirmed that “Iron Man 4” is in the works, we just don’t know if he’s being serious or just trying to please his fans.
About the possibility of returning to “Iron Man 4”, the actor earlier hinted in an interview that he may not be involved in the film as there are only 2 movies left in his contract with Marvel Studios.
However, the actor is considering to reprise his role in “Iron Man” as he mentioned in an interview that “it’s down to Kevin (Feige, Marvel Studios president) and Ike (Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment) and Disney to come to him with what the proposal is“. The actor also jokingly said that he will be in “Iron Man 4” if Mel Gibson directs, but the has since actor confirmed that it was just an offhanded remark.
Most recently though, he was prompted to answer the question about the possibility of returning to “Iron Man 4” during a brief interview segment on the Ellen Show. When the host Ellen DeGeneres asked him whether or not there would be an Iron Man 4, he hesitated a little and said:
I know there’s going to be a bunch more Marvel movies. And they have big ideas of how to do it best, and we’re in the middle of negotiation…
And that prompted Ellen to ask, “So, yes?”
Well, at least we have our answer now, yes?
But since Robert is tied down with 2 other films (including “Avengers: Age of Ultron“) in his contract, does that mean that Marvel is negotiating for him to make a new deal and return as the iconic superhero? We certainly hope so.
Besides, what will the Marvel Cinematic Universe look like without Iron Man, right?