In June 2013, Marvel Studios signed two-picture deal with Robert Downey Jr. to reprise the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3. Despite the rumors for Iron Man 4’s possibility, it might be the end of the road for a stand-alone Iron Man movie.
Speaking with Variety, Robert Downey Jr. shot down the rumors about a Sequel for Iron Man 3 (2013), There isn’t one in the pipe.” he said. “No, there’s no plan for a fourth ‘Iron Man.'”
When he was asked if he would let someone else play Tony Stark, He laughed off the idea and said, “I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel.
“Don’t give it to anybody else,” his Judge co-star Robert Duvall advised.
Although, Iron Man 3 grossed $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing film, the second highest-grossing 2013 film, the second-highest-grossing film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind The Avengers. The highest-grossing film of the Iron Man film series and achieved the sixth-largest worldwide opening weekend with $372.5 million.
For now, Iron Man 4 might not be part of Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2019. However, Tony Stark/Iron Man will be next seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, due out May 1, 2015 and The Avengers 3, which is scheduled for 2018.
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