With the last Iron Man movie coming out in 2013, Downey Jr. hasn’t enjoyed much screen time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of his appearance in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Given the solid success of the films, fans began to wonder if Marvel was planning to give Tony Stark another feature film of his own. When asked about the possibility of such a project, the actor seemed to weigh in on the side of the naysayers, pointing to the upcoming Civil War as the closest thing to an Iron Man 4 at the moment. He did, however, allude to a “swan song” for the character in the future, possibly hinting at an even bigger role for Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War:
“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.” In terms of whether Downey’s Tony Stark goes full villain in Civil War, RDJ says the time is not right for such an occurrence to happen. “If we’re going to go there, then we’ve got to save it for my swan song. I would still like to keep a general audience and mildly be in their favor somehow.”
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