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Robert Downey Jr. Teases Marvel Return

Robert Downey Jr. and the Russo brothers seemingly tease more Marvel during The Avengers: Endgame watch party that was held on Monday. Director Joe Russo teased that they might have to do this again, meaning another MCU movie, which saw Robert Downey Jr. respond with an interesting comment. Robert Downey Jr. replied that his return …

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Kevin Feige Confirms Plans For Real Mandarin In MCU

Following Jon Favreau revealing he jokingly discussed an Iron Man 4 with Kevin Feige, now interestingly enough the Marvel Studios president confirms there are plans for the “real” Mandarin. While participating in a Reddit AMA, Kevin Feige is asked: Without going into details about developing projects, are there any plans to incorporate the Ten Rings from the …

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Jon Favreau Talked Iron Man 4 With Kevin Feige

With what happened in The Avengers: Endgame it seems odd talking about a potential Iron Man 4, but Jon Favreau mentions it while promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home where he returns as Happy Hogan. Now don’t get your hopes up as Favreau says he talked Iron Man 4 with Feige in a joking manner, but I suppose …

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Robert Downey Jr. Wants Iron Man 4 (Video)

There is once again talk of Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man 4.

A few weeks ago saw Robert Downey Jr. mention if they did an Iron Man 4, he would want it to be his swan song where he plays more the villain role.

At the time, Robert Downey Jr. “didn’t think it was in the cards,” but now things may have changed.

In an featurette/interview with ABC News (watch below) for Captain America: Civil War, Robert Downey Jr. is seen stating, ” I feel like I can do one more.”

Reportedly, the reason for no Iron Man 4 was due to problems with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter who didn’t want to pay RDJ all the money to star in another solo film. It’s possible now that Kevin Feige has ousted Perlmutter and the Marvel creative comics/TV people from any involvement in Marvel Studios, that Robert Downey Jr. may be able to star in Iron Man 4.

Let’s hope so.

“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

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Joe Russo Hints At No Iron Man Without Robert Downey Jr. For A While

It’s not a pleasant thought to think about, but eventually Robert Downey Jr. will leave the role of Iron Man.

Downey Jr. was considered a gamble back in 2008 to play the role of Tony Stark due to his sordid past, but obviously that gamble paid off as the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the best movie franchises in existence.

Robert Downey Jr. recently said he doesn’t think an Iron Man 4 will ever happen, but at least he offered if it does, he thinks they should go the villain route with Tony Stark.

Now Joe Russo, co-director behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movies, offer his take on what could happen to Iron Man when Robert Downey Jr. stops playing the character.

“It’s almost impossible to replace Robert, he’s the biggest movie star in the world. One close up from Robert is worth another actor’s entire performance, he’s incredibly gifted and insanely talented,” Joe Russo offered to Forbes. “I think if and when he is done with the character, I think you will find that Iron Man might disappear for a while. I think the only way that you could reboot that character is to give a generational gap that would allow another actor to at least have a chance to redefine that character without the enormous spectre of Robert hanging over it. There are so many characters in the Marvel universe that can pick up the ball and run without it through the next phase or two before you need to see Iron Man again, frankly.”

Robert Downey Jr. next appears as Iron Man in May’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Robert Downey Jr. Doesn’t Think Iron Man 4 Will Happen

It doesn’t sounds as if Iron Man 4 is going to happen any time soon, if at all.

USA Today visited the set of Captain America: Civil War where the subject of Iron Man 4 came up while talking with Robert Downey Jr.

It’s noted that Robert Downey Jr. thinks Iron Man 4 would be great, but the actor, who will be making his seventh appearance in a Marvel movie this May, offered, “I don’t think that’s in the cards.”

Robert Downey Jr. says his Iron Man 4 is Captain America: 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 recognize,” Downey said. “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.”

Interestingly enough, while discussing if Tony Stark is the bad guy in Civil War, Robert Downey Jr. mentions he thinks that if they ever did a final Iron Man movie for him, he should be featured as the villain.

“If we’re going to go there, then we’ve got to save it for my swan song,” Downey said, while adding in Civil War he isn’t all that bad. “I would still like to keep a general audience and mildly be in their favor somehow.”

Robert Downey Jr. is expected back as Iron Man for The Avengers: Infinity War movies.

“Captain America: Civil War” has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Synopsis:

Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Captain America: Civil War trailer with Spider-Man:

 
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Kevin Feige Talks Spider-Man, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Captain America 3 & More

Kevin Feige continues to make the press rounds for Avengers 2, with this time the president of Marvel Studios asked about a potentially non-white Spider-Man.

In the above video, Feige is asked about Miles Morales with Feige responding:

We’ve always thought it should be Peter. We’ve never seen the MCU version of Peter Parker. It felt like we needed to see that first. Miles, I think is awesome. There are opportunities for him, for sure, if this all works and continues.

The potenital for a non-white Spider-Man is then brought up, with Feige responding:

Maybe. The field is very wide right now in terms of who we are looking at within a certain age range.

Feige also answered questions on Captain Marvel and offered they didn’t want to introduce her flying around without anyone knowing her character, and Feige offered in an earlier version of an Avengers 2 script, Carol Danvers was a part of it.

Regarding Doctor Strange, Feige offers the supernatural side of the MCU is something they have been talking about for a long time. Feige says director Scott Derrickson and the producing team are scouting locations in NYC with filming to take place in London this November. Feige also offers Benedict Cumberbatch is so excited, and they haven’t discussed Strange’s accent yet (Cumberbatch is British).

Feige is also asked if there is a possibilty to add in other Marvel movies in Phase 3, like a Hulk movie or Iron Man 4. Feige said they already added in Spider-Man, but said he would be more worried about having to change the schedule again than adding in more movies.

On Thor 3, Feige offers they are currently writing the script and looking for a director(s) and again confirms Loki and Tom Hiddleston, and says Loki has an integral role in Thor: Ragnarok.

Regarding the two part Avengers: Infinity War films, Feige says they wouldn’t be one big movie cut in half, but two distinct movies.

Captain America 3 shoots in two weeks, with Feige offering Cap is still the primary focus.

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Captain America 3 Is Not Iron Man 4 Says Robert Downey Jr.

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Captain America: Civil War is set for May 2016 which will pit Captain America vs Iron Man and will introduce Black Panther and Spider-Man officially into the Marvel cinematic universe.

While speaking with Empire Online, Robert Downey Jr. offers details why he decided to be featured in the movie and also says it’s not Iron Man 4.

Ultimately it’s Steve’s story; it doesn’t say ‘Iron Man 4: Civil War’. I think that’s great too. I think Chris [Evans] has been hungry to bring even more of an underside and some shadow to that. I remember the comics – on the surface you got the sense that Cap was baseball and apple pie, but underneath there was all this churning stuff of being a man out of time. Now we know he’s made his peace with that. What’s the bigger issue? It can have a little something to do with the past, but it can be about someone becoming more modernized in their own conflict. 

I’m crazy about Evans. I really am. I don’t know why or how to explain this particular kinship we have. By the way, he hasn’t called me in six months. Honestly, in order for this whole thing to have worked, I did my part, Hemsworth knocked it out of the stadium and then it fell on Cap. That was the riskiest. It was the one that had the highest degree of difficulty in making it translate to a modern audience. It was the Russos and Chris who, I think, really hit the line drive and won the series. I remember glancing through it going, “Wow, that’s a different way to go”. They said, “If we have you, we can do this or Cap 3 has to be something else”. It’s nice to feel needed.

And when they pitched it to me and when I had a couple of ideas and when they said we like those ideas, let’s do those. Then there’s all this competition too. I don’t do this because I look at it as a competition, but I look at the marketplace and go, ‘Maybe if these two franchises teamed up and I can take even a lesser position in support, with people I like and directors I respect, maybe we can keep things bumping along here a little longer than they might have’. 

“Captain America: Civil War” has a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo and Chadwick Boseman.

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans can next be seen in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron out May 1, 2015.

The Avengers 2 Trailer:

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Robert Downey Jr. Explains Why Captain America 3 & Not Iron Man 4

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The latest issue of Empire Magazine features Robert Downey Jr. discussing Captain America: Civil War, which follows The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

It’s learned that if Robert Downey Jr. didn’t do Captain America 3, but maybe an Iron Man 4 instead, “Civil War” would have never happened.

They said to me, ‘If we have you, we can do this, or Cap 3 has to be something else.’ It’s nice to feel needed. And at this point it’s about helping each other, too. I look at it as a competition and I go, ‘Wow, maybe if these two franchises teamed up and I can take even a lesser position, with people I like and directors I respect, maybe we can keep things bumping along.’

Robert Downey Jr. also teases the seed for Civil War is planted in The Avengers 2.

It’s natural to change your views…The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?

In the Marvel Comics Civil War storyline, Iron Man was looked at as more the villain than Captain America; however, Robert Downey Jr. offers and interesting tidbit in that it could be Steve Rogers who is the one more to change his ways than Tony Stark.

The biggest question is, for Chris and for Cap, how do we bring Cap to a place where people go, ‘Man, I never thought I would see such a vast change in Steve.’ After you see Snowpiercer, you’re like, ‘I want to see a little bit of that guy.’

“Captain America: Civil War” has a May 6, 2016 release directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

The Avengers 2 Trailer:

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Robert Downey Jr. Teases Captain America 3 Will Be Huge

Last week saw the as-of-yet unconfirmed rumor that Robert Downey Jr. will star in Captain America 3, which will adapt the Marvel Comics “Civil War” storyline that featured hero vs. hero in a battle over superhero registration.

Now Yahoo catches up with Robert Downey Jr. and asks the actor about those Captain America 3 rumors.

Obviously, Downey can’t say much, but if you watch the below video, he looks into the camera teasing, “It’s going to be huge.”

Captain America 3 has a May 6, 2016 release also starring Chris Evans. If the Civil War rumors are legit, it will feature Captain America vs. Iron Man, lead into The Avengers 4 and set up the next seven years worth of Marvel Studios movies. Some fans are even speculating the use of Civil War is also the reason why there has been so many Spider-Man returning to Marvel Studios rumors as of late, as in the comics, Spider-Man was instrumental to the Civil War comic.

Robert Downey Jr. can next be seen in The Avengers 2, out May 1, 2015.

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Robert Downey Jr. Joins Captain America 3 For Civil War

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It’s learned that Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of Captain America 3, reprising as Tony Stark and Iron Man.

It’s also reported that Marvel Studios is adapting the 2006 Mark Millar “Civil War” Marvel Comics event.

Variety states that Robert Downey Jr. is in final negotiations to be featured in Captain America 3, which is slated to begin production this Spring for a May 6, 2016 release starring Chris Evans.

It’s said the plot for Captain America 3 will pit Tony Stark/Iron Man against Captain America Steve Rogers as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to register their identities with the U.S. government, and also agree to act as a police force for the authorities. In the comics, Captain America was anti-registration with Iron Man pro-registration.

It’s stated that due to the moral dillema of registering vs. not registering, Downey’s Tony Stark will be looked at as a villain of sorts in Captain America 3, which could play out in The Avengers 4 as well.

Robert Downey Jr. has been teasing more from Iron Man, but not Iron Man 4. The report states that Marvel initially wanted Tony Stark for a smaller role in Captain America 3, but Downey Jr. wanted Stark/Iron Man to have more of a substantial role (which actually fits with the comic book storyline). Obviously, more time for RDJ means better pay for the actor, which is said to have angered billionaire Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, who is also rumored to be at odds with Fox Studios over the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties, with Perlmutter reportedly ending the use of the characters in the Marvel Comics.

Reportedly, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige was the one who saved the deal from going sour, as Feige envisioned keeping the characters around for the long haul. It seems as RDJ is so close to signing that Feige convinced Perlmutter not to order the screenwriters to write Robert Downey Jr. out of the script, which is what Perlmutter originally intended.

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The report states the Civil War storyline will be used as  way to drive the plots of sequels and new franchises for the Marvel Studios movies for the next seven years, which is why Feige wants Robert Downey Jr. involved.

The fallout from Civil War storyline and Tony Stark’s actions is said to be a factor leading into The Avengers 4 and beyond, with mention of assembling new characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange in their own movies.

Robert Downey Jr.’s deal for Captain America 3 is stated to include a hefty $40 million payout plus bonuses if the film out performs Captain America 2, which netted $714 million for Marvel.

It’s worth noting that recently Warner Bros. backed their Batman Vs. Superman movie away from Captain America 3, and now with Robert Downey Jr. seemingly just about signed, we know why.

The news also follows Marvel Comics announcing a new Civil War event for next Summer.

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Robert Downey Jr. Says Comic Book Movies Are Getting Old & No Iron Man 4

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Robert Downey Jr. continues making the rounds for his latest movie The Judge, and in doing so has talked about the Marvel movies.

The actor previously said plans for Iron Man 4 were underway while appearing on Ellen, but then stated on Letterman nothing was happening.

Now while talking with the Telegraph, Robert Downey Jr. says more of the same.

“Not that I’m aware of,”  Downey responded when asked about Iron Man 4.

 “Not that I’m aware of,” Downey replied again when asked if it was the end of Iron Man.

“Avengers was another opportunity, but they’re not talking about Iron Man 4,” Robert Downey Jr. reiterated. “I was kind of bombed out to tell the truth, but maybe they’ve got bigger fish to fry and I trust their overall vision. The funny thing about these genre movies is you’d think they were national secrets.”

Robert Downey Jr. continues with actually mentioning the entire comic book movie genre is getting old.

“Honestly, the whole thing is just showing the beginning signs of fraying around the edges. It’s a little bit old,” he said. “Last summer there were five or seven different ones out. I feel that they are critiqued by a different metric to any other movie.”

Robert Downey Jr. can next be seen as Iron Man in “The Avengers 2” out May 1, 2015.

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Watch: Robert Downey Jr. On Late Night with Seth Meyers

Check out Robert Downey Jr.‘s appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Downey talks a bit about his latest movie, The Judge, and working with Robert Duvall, as well as his young son liking Hawkeye.

Meyers and Downey also joke about his son being grown up meeting other superheroes, with Downey slipping in a crack about Black Widow.

The second video features Robert Downey Jr. mentioning how he feels about Comic-Con, Iron Man 4 and Iron Man 5 and more.

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Now Robert Downey Jr. Says No Iron Man 4 On David Letterman

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Yesterday saw Robert Downey Jr. tape an episode of The Ellen Show where the actor confirmed Iron Man 4 (which is to debut Thursday).

“Okay. Yes,” Robert Downey Jr. replied when Ellen suggested he was doing Iron Man 4 as well as stating they are in the “middle of negotiations.”

Now assuming we have our taped dates in line, Robert Downey Jr. apparently backtracks and tells David Letterman no to Iron Man 4.

“There is no plan for an Iron Man 4,” said Downey Jr.

“There is no script for an Iron Man 4, but I think they do have a plan, and they are going to announce it. They are very secretive about it,” Downey continued.

Dave then questioned how he is going to tell his son the news?

“There will be other stuff. He’ll be fine,” Downey Jr. offered.

Dave continued to grill Robert Downey Jr. about Iron Man 4.

“Just between us. No,” Downey replied. “But I am going to do other stuff with Marvel. I am still going to be involved with Marvel. There is going to be plenty of fun stuff to happen.”

Now is it possible that since The Ellen Show technically airs following Letterman that Robert Downey Jr. gave Ellen the exclusive?

Or similar to Robert Downey Jr.’s other recent remarks surrounding Iron Man 4, it’s all in fun?

Maybe we’ll find out this weekend at the New York Comic-Con.

Watch the Letterman appearance here:

Robert Downey Jr. can next be seen as Tony Stark and Iron Man in The Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015.

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Robert Downey Jr. Confirms Iron Man 4 On Ellen (Video)

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With Robert Downey Jr. teasing he will do Iron Man 4 if directed by Mel Gibson and Howard Stern, now while recently appearing on The Ellen show, the actor confirms the fourth film.

“I know there is going to be a bunch of more Marvel movies and they have big ideas of how to do it best,” he said when asked about Iron Man 4. “And you know we are in the middle of negotiations…”

With Ellen stating, “So, yes.”

“Okay. Yes,” Robert Downey Jr. confirmed.

Check out the video below for more.

Robert Downey Jr., the highest paid actor in Hollywood, will don the Iron Man suit for The Avengers 2 this coming May as well as for The Avengers 3.

Here is the current list of Marvel movie release dates, with possibly one being for Iron Man 4.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron: May 1, 2015
Ant-Man
: July 17, 2015
Captain America 3
: May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange
: July 8, 2016
Untitled Film: May 5, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
: July 28, 2017
Untitled Film: November 3, 2017
Untitled Film: May 8, 2018 (just announced)
Untitled Film: July 6, 2018
Untitled Film: November 2, 2018
Untitled Film: May 3, 2019

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Robert Downey Jr. Will Do Iron Man 4 If Howard Stern Directs (Video)

Robert Downey Jr. has some fun while appearing on The Howard Stern Show in regards to Iron Man 4 while promoting his latest movie, The Judge.

Downey says he will do the film if it’s directed by Stern.

See the video below for more, which includes Robert Downey Jr. making repulsor ray sounds.

Robert Downey Jr. previously stated he would do Iron Man 4 if it’s directed by his friend, Mel Gibson.

The status of Iron Man 4 featuring Robert Downey Jr. seems to be up in the air as the actor recently stated that it’s not in development, and that it is up to Marvel Studios and Disney to make the offer.

Update: Robert Downey Jr. confirms Iron Man 4.

 

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