Robert Downey Jr. Pulls Back 'Iron Man 4,' Teases Other Marvel Stuff

October 8, 2014

Robert Downey Jr.

As we suspected, yesterday's revelation from Robert Downey Jr. that Marvel had plans for Iron Man 4 has had the reins pulled back. After appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" yesterday, Downey also went over to "The Late Show with David Letterman" on his publicity rounds to promote The Judge hitting theaters this weekend. Letterman also asked him about Iron Man 4, and it sounds like Marvel wanted him to clear things up as well. Downey went back to his old stance saying, "There's no plans for an Iron Man 4. There's no script for Iron Man 4, but they do have a plan and I think they're gonna announce it." Read on!

Here's the Robert Downey Jr.  interview from "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night:

The "it" in question doesn't sound like Iron Man 4, but rather whatever their plan for future Marvel movies will be. Could there be an announcement coming from New York Comic-Con this week? We're not sure, but we hope so. In the meantime, Downey also mentioned that just because he's not doing Iron Man 4, doesn't mean he's just leaving Marvel behind. When Letterman circled back around to the topic again, Downey said, "I'm gonna do other stuff with Marvel. I'm still going to be involved with Marvel and there's gonna be plenty of fun stuff to happen." Sounds like Downey knows a lot about what's going on. Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


With the success of the Iron Man and Avengers films, Marvel has pretty much cemented Tony Stark (and Stark Industries) as one of the leading recurring characters in the universe. So whether there's a new standalone Iron Man film or not, they're definitely going to use Stark (and hopefully Iron Man) from time to time in the rest of the films. It would be cool to see Iron Man up in space with the Nova Corps or the Guardians.

TheOct8pus on Oct 8, 2014


Quit teasing us!

Xerxexx on Oct 8, 2014


Iron Man as a whole was great, but Marvel has a stable full of characters who can fill the void. I remember when Iron Man was obscure to the general public when the first film was announced let Marvel introduce the In humans, Black Panther, and various others to the audience. .

mooreworthy on Oct 8, 2014


Yes! even in the comics you see Tony Stark age, he gets grey streaks in his hair. I am so excited to hear this news cause it gives me hopes for things like Iron man and Hulk team up films or even Civil War

Sky on Oct 8, 2014


What is he playing at???

DAVIDPD on Oct 8, 2014


Civ-il War! Civ-il War! ...thats a chant btw

jonnyb61 on Oct 8, 2014


We'll see Iron Man again, even if it isn't his own standalone film. However, make another stand alone film. Now.

Quanah on Oct 8, 2014


I like Iron Man and RDJ but Marvel has a wealth of characters that they can use. GOTG is a great example of what trying something new can bring and hence Marvel should concentrate on bringing more exciting new characters to the screen rather than endlessly re-doing the same ones.

Payne by name on Oct 9, 2014


Also, Miku was on Letterman last night too <3

OfficialJab on Oct 9, 2014


Leave him off for a few years, then bring him back late in the game. It'll mean more.

OfficialJab on Oct 9, 2014


I think he'll continue to pop up in the occasional Avengers film, but I figure a solo film will be down the road, if they ever decide to do one again. They've just got so many characters now, it seems like it'll be tough to deal with, especially if they stick to the 1 new IP and 1 sequel movie per year like they mentioned was the plan

ColtNoir on Oct 9, 2014


what's really disappointing is that all the plans won't include Mutants 🙁 Inhumans will be the new "mutants" for Marvel's Universe. I think we'd all enjoy seeing Spidey and Wolverine in an Avengers movie.

ColtNoir on Oct 9, 2014

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