The fourth chapter of one of the most popular superhero stories, Iron Man, will be released somewhere in late 2016. It is worth mentioning that the fans have been wondering about the possibility of another sequel even before the third Iron Man movie came out.
There have been talks going on about the possibility of replacing Robert Downey, Jr. with another actor as Tony Stark. Some sources say that Robert will not leave the project even if he doesn’t play Stark anymore. Others, like the director and one of the writers Shane Black, say that it is impossible that someone could play Iron Man better than Robert.
The speculation is that Iron Man is a trilogy, and even if the fourth movie comes out, these will be the spin-offs from the main story. Thus, the comments by Robert Downey, Jr. outlined above. On the other hand, the abovementioned director and writer Shane Black is very optimistic about the project’s future; he is convinced that not only we shall see the fourth and fifth movies (and who knows how many more), but the actor who plays Iron Man will remain the same. He said that with the current story, there is lots of space for its future development.
On June 20th, 2014, the Marvel company has made a terrific present to the Iron Man fans by announcing the extension of the series. Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark again. Besides, the good news is that the company not only plans on extending the Iron Man project for the fourth part, but it will be also working on the production of the 5th movie about Tony Stark.
Both the leading actor Robert Downey, Jr. and the film’s producer Kevin Feige have confirmed that the Iron Man character will make his appearance in Marvel’s The Avengers 2. Taking into mind that The Avengers 2 is scheduled for release later this year, the next Iron Man story will follow it after some time. After the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, the third Avengers film will come out on the big screens featuring Tony Stark the Iron Man. It has been rumored that the actor might be replaced by Mark Walhberg,
Robert Downey Jr. made his appearance in two Marvel’s blockbusters – The Avengers and Iron Man (2012 and 2013 respectively) have both collected over $2.7 billion around the globe.
So probably Iron Man 4 will be somewhere in late 2016.
Whom are your betting on? Robert Downey, Jr. or Mark Wahlberg?