Despite rumors that Robert Downey Jr. is done with his role as Tony Stark and Iron Man, now he’s not so sure. Maybe it has something to with him making $150 million the past two years?
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Now Marvel Studios has already pretty much guaranteed that there will be an Iron Man 4, but the question has always been will Robert Downey Jr. appear in the lead role once again? Before he had said no, but now?
Entertainment Weekly asked Downey straight up if he wants to star in Iron Man 4 and his answers were quite interesting.
“It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.”
“Right now, this has just been swell, hasn’t it?” the actor said with a big smile, during a break in filming on Avengers sequel. “This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.”
Until his bosses decide he’s too rich for their blood, Downey says he’s happy to hold on to the iron mask. “It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” he says — then adds a caveat. “Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out.”
He’s totally coming back. The champ NEVER gives up the belt unless he has to, right?
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Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Iron Man 4’: ‘Why give up the belt?’ [EW]
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