While Marvel is currently on double time going around the mandatory promo tour for “Captain America: Civil War,” Robert Downey Jr. has been continuously plagued with campaigns for an “Iron Man 4.”
Despite “Civil War” being a movie told heavily from the perspective of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Tony Stark (RDJ) had a pivotal story arc on his own. The narrative was crafted in a way that it can be enough to kick start a fourth solo adventure for Iron Man.
At one point, RDJ himself called Cap’s third standalone movie as his little “Iron Man 4.” However, it looks like though he would be willing to do a bigger version of the project.
“I feel like I could do one more,” RDJ was quoted in saying during his interview with Nightline for “Civil War.” This is good news for fans as it seems like an answer to the call of many who would want to have a proper swan song for the character.
The 51-year-old actor has been portraying the genius, billionaire, philanthropist, playboy for almost 8 years now. Debuting the character and the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008’s “Iron Man,” RDJ has reprised the role in seven movies, three of which are his solo films.
Over the course of the months leading to “Civil War,” the idea of a final “Iron Movie” with the actor carrying the mantle has been passed on. However, Marvel Studios continues to be tight-lipped about it.
More so, the studio’s jam-packed movie timeline in the next few years gives a very restrictive scheduling with a little to no space to make “Iron Man 4.” Some fans, on the other hand, may argue that with three untitled movies left for a 2020 release, a slot for Stark may still be possible. The only caveat of that is Iron Man is also slated to come out in the culminating “Avengers: Infinity War” parts 1 and 2 where the possibility of him dying is also high.
Iron Man continues to be the center of the MCU. Arguably shall a fourth installment of the storied franchise come to fruition, fans will go and see it. With RDJ now being open to the idea of suiting for a standalone film, it may not too much of a daydreaming for aficionados who want to see a proper send-off for Downey’s run as the iconic Marvel superhero.