It’s bad news I’m afraid. Iron Man himself (Robert Downey Jr) has confirmed there are no plans for a fourth Iron Man movie; disappointing fans worldwide. Speaking during an appearance on USA Today, Downey insisted a fourth installment to the Tony Stark franchise “isn’t on the cards”.
First appearing in 2008’s Iron Man – the movie that kick-started the trilogy, Downey also played the Marvel character in The Incredible Hulk (briefly), Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron. And of course, he will be returning for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
However, he did take some time to shed a little more detail on Civil War: “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 recognise. 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”.
Is he attempting to fuel speculation about the possible death of a key character? Quite possibly, considering director Joe Russo promised a “controversial” ending to the movie. See a trailer for Civil War below and catch it in cinemas on 29 April.