Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn't Think Marvel's 'Iron Man 4' is in the Cards
We're just over week away from the release of Iron Man 3, and the official launch of Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe. Since the film has already opened overseas in many markets, there's spoilers all over the place, so be weary of ruining the film for yourself. And while we don't know the fates of any of the characters, whether they're old or new, it sounds like that might only matter for the other films in Phase Two and not the Iron Man franchise itself. Why? Well, Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts) spoke with GeekNation recently and she says, "I don’t think there’s going to be [an Iron Man 4]." Whoa, what?
Paltrow continued (via Bleeding Cool), "I think we’re done with Iron Man." Though that's likely a decision that will ultimately be decided between Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel's Kevin Feige, this honestly wouldn't be all that surprising. Just recently Downey was already talking about leaving behind these movies when he turns 50. It was an estimate, but it seemed like a reasonable one, especially since both Paltrow and Downey would have to strike new deals with Marvel for them to continue in the franchise. However, Don Cheadle (Rhodey/War Machine) is still signed on for more, so maybe he can take over?
On another note, with the increasing roster of characters that Marvel is integrating into their universe, it wouldn't be surprising if some other heroes dropped out of the spotlight for a little while. After all, Guardians of the Galaxy is on the way, and Edgar Wright also has an adaptation of Ant-Man coming. In addition, Marvel has officially assumed the rights of Daredevil from Fox, so they could easily bring the blind superhero into the mix, especially since he's been getting involved with The Avengers in recent comic storylines. Let's just hope Iron Man 3 delivers the goods if this turns out to be the last one for awhile.