While Marvel fans are still rejoicing over the most recent [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) trailer, Robert Downey Jr. just dropped an unexpected bomb on fans of Tony Stark. Fans have been salivating over the idea of a fourth Iron Man film, to send the character off before RDJ inevitably retires. Unfortunately for fans, that may just be a dream that will never come true.
In an interview with USA Today, Downey Jr. let out a heartbreaking statement about the Iron Man franchise and its future stating that it "isn't in the cards". While that is horrible news for fans of the billionaire/philanthropist, there is a silver lining to RDJ's statement.
Downey Jr. mentioned that our favorite metal man, will have ample screen time in the MCU films coming up, specifically in Cap 3 and the Infinity War films.
"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."
So Stark fans can relax, there won't be any less of the Iron suit, its actually looking as though we'll see a ton of him in May.
RDJ also touched on possibly returning to Marvel in the directors chair in the future, stating his admiration of James Gunn's style of directing on Guardians of the Galaxy.
"Gunn spun everything in a whole other different way where it’s like, wow, without even trying to, that took a little bit of the real estate out of some tonal stuff we were doing so we don’t want to fight that. We want to give way to that. We want to yield to that kind of powerful dynamic that they created and just go, ‘Hey, that’s great. You know what, we’re going to widen the track here and we’re going to stay in this lane, and then we’ll see when it’s time to switch lanes again."
It's exciting to know that Downey may have some interest in working with Marvel in other creative ways. Maybe he could be a lifetime asset to the company and we can start to see RDJ cameos in future Marvel films.
In the meantime, we can enjoy Tony Stark in all of his greatness in Captain America: Civil War.
Do you think we need an Iron Man 4?