Iron Man 4: Marvel superheroes are always on a mission to save the universe. The adrenaline-pumping action sequences are really out of the box. Well, all the superheroes have created their own fanbase, but there’s something extraordinary about Iron Man. This character is popular for his witty moves and futuristic vision. Moreover, when the character received its standalone movie, fans went gaga over it. It later received two sequels, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3. As a result, the popularity and supremacy of Iron Man have risen immensely. Also, Robert Downey Jr. is irreplaceable. But now fans are curious about Iron Man 4. So is it happening? Let’s take a look at what the actor has to offer.
Helmed as the first movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man has various accolades in its kitty. Shortly after its release, it became the highest-grossing film of 2008. After then, Iron Man 2 landed in the theatres in 2010. It was followed up by the third film of the franchise in 2013. But, the latest Iron Man movie was not directed by John Favreau. Initially, there were no plans for Iron Man 3. But, later on, to everyone’s surprise, the film was officially announced and made headlines.
Will There Be Iron Man 4?
No doubt, Iron Man movies have always landed on several unfavorable circumstances. Be it any production delay or casting issue, the makers have managed to overcome all of them. One of the most prominent issues was the dispute between Paramount Pictures and the Walt Disney Company. The conflict was so evident that Iron Man 3 seemed impossible. Well, after the release of Iron Man 2, the issue grew bigger. However, Walt Disney decided to pay a whopping amount to settle the distribution rights. Finally, Iron Man 3 received a release date. So, facing such issues is not new for Marvel movies.
Talking about Iron Man 4, there are chances for its return. Well, Robert Downey Jr.’s contract ended with the release of Iron Man 3. In fact, Director Shane Black said that the contract might be renewed for at least one more Iron Man movie. He expressed that the actor can be seen in the fourth or even fifth installment. In contrast, Don Cheadle said that Iron Man 3 could be the last film of the series. But she also seemed optimistic in her next statement. She said such movies always have their doors open for the future.
Robert Downey Jr Hinted At A Sequel
In 2014, Robert Downey Jr. talked about his plans to return. But the movie’s fate later left in limbo. However, Downey Jr. later expressed his interest in reprising his character. Hence, fans highly expected Iron Man 4 to hit the screens soon. But, things muddled up after the death of Tony Stark in Marvel Avengers: Endgame. However, the audience’s hope was revived when the actor opened up about Iron Man 4 in 2020. He said that the future is really unpredictable and that anything unexpected might arrive. In addition, the iconic star uttered about other Marvel movies. He teased about a bunch of Marvel movies that are already planned for future release. Thus, all the mentioned factors suggest a 50-50 chance concerning the fourth movie.
Will Robert Downey Jr. Return In Iron Man 4?
It will be depressing for many of the fans to imagine someone else replacing Robert Downey Jr. The actor is not popular for her acting, but his personality also defines the actuality of Iron Man. When discussing Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is impossible not to mention him.
However, Robert’s official contract saw an end after Iron Man 3. So, currently, there is a meager chance for him to return. But director Shane Black seems interested in the contract’s renewal. So, there’s a possibility that Robert will return for the next sequel. But there’s one more hitch in the way. Since Tony Stark died in Marvel’s Endgame (2019), his character has a narrow probability of being revived. As of now, his return to Iron Man 4 is quite uncertain.
Fan Trailer Hint At Downey’s Return!
There’s no doubt that fans are already manifesting the return of Robert Downey Jr. in the next possible Iron Man movie. But with no confirmation in the kitty, the uncertainty still persists. Meanwhile, a fan-made trailer is creating a buzz on the internet. The clip candidly shows the actor returning to his superhero role. Thousands of people have already viewed the almost one-minute clip on YouTube. However, RDJ’s return as Iron Man is not confirmed as the trailer is not an official clip. It’s just a fan-made clip that is meant to satisfy the thirst for one of the most awaited moments in the Marvel world.
Will He Return In Captain America 4?
When going by the trends on the internet, it seems like Robert is on his way to coming back into the Marvels. But, this has led to the rise of various speculations. A few of the media websites have mentioned the Iron Man actor being present at the sets of the upcoming Marvel superhero film Captain America: Brave New World. Robert Downey Jr. has reportedly been spotted at the filming locations of the movie. For the unknown, Anthony Mackie is currently busy shooting the fourth Captain America movie. It has already been a few months since the camera started rolling.
In one of the images shared by the author Nawar Shora, RDJ can be seen Interacting with the security guards. The conversation has apparently led fans to speculate that the actor might return in his superhero character in the forthcoming Captain America film. But, on the other hand, there are possibilities for him to be featured in flashback scenes. Despite such reports, his return to the big screens as a superstar is still uncertain.
What Could Happen In The Next Iron Man Movie?
Iron Man will connect the stories of the Marvel Universe. Netizens are constantly speculating about the upcoming plot of Iron Man movies. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel introduced the Ironheart. The movie initially began creating a possible setting for the sequels of the Iron Man franchise. Thorne’s Ironheart seems to have relevance to Tony Stark’s world. Nevertheless, Ironheart will be developed as another series by Disney Studios. Thus, it is quite possible for MCU to serve Ironheart as the launchpad for Iron Man 4.
Is Tom Cruise Appearing As Iron Man In MCU?
While Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was being filmed, several rumors surfaced online. Many of the media reports suggested several cameos to appear in the film. As a result, fans speculated several popular names who might appear in the Multiverse of Madness. Surprisingly, the most surprising and popular name that showed up was Tom Cruise. The action hero of Hollywood was rumored to play a cameo role alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.
Moreover, the rumors remained persistent even after Marvel didn’t confirm anything. Fans’ desire to see Tom Cruise in the Marvel multiverse is never-ending. If such a case would ever arrive, Marvel Studios will show up with the update. Also, his name could have appeared in 2008 when makers were planning Iron Man. Presently, some of the Marvel heroes have the possibility of alternate versions. Hence, this factor strongly emphasizes Tom Cruise’s entry MCU. However, his entry MCU as an Iron Man variant is not officially announced. This is all for now. Stay with TechRadar247 for more such updates.