'Iron Man 4' release date: No plans for a fourth film

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already lined up the comic book stories that will be adapted into a film at least up to 2020. The fourth installment of “Iron Man” is not on the list, but there are speculations about it.

Around two years ago, Robert Downey Jr., who plays the popular character Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, said in an interview with Variety that there are no plans for an “Iron Man 4.”

Nonetheless, there were several rumors that surfaced regarding the matter, either in terms of his professional fee or the movie taking on a different lead. There were reports that Downey Jr. was asking for a raise in the fee from the studio, which they may or may not grant. There were also talks that he may be replaced by younger actor Ty Simpkins, who appeared in the previous “Iron Man” movie.

Still, Downey Jr. reiterated the fate of “Iron Man 4” when USA Today visited the set of the upcoming film, “Captain America: Civil War.”

They initially talked about the upcoming feud between his character and Captain America, but when “Iron Man 4” was brought up, the actor said that although it will be great, “I don’t think that’s in the cards.”

He explained, “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. 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.”

There is still a possibility that the decision of the studio may change, especially since his character has a steady fan base. In the meantime, however, fans will have to assume that there will be no “Iron Man 4” until the studio officially announces it. Viewers may still see Iron Man in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” slated for release on May 6.