Iron Man 4 may be stretching the franchise a bit.
While all previous Iron Man films were huge hits, it seems the Marvel universe might have simply moved on from Tony Stark and his antics.
In an interview with USA Today, Robert Downey, Jr. said that he sort of considers Captain America: Civil War his Iron Man 4.
When asked about the possibility of an Iron Man 4, he said, "I don’t think that’s in the cards."
He said of the upcoming Civil War movie, "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."
It's true. The promise of Avengers always works to get people in the seats. Always.
While Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man franchise days may be over, he did reveal how much he admired about The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and the course it's taking under the direction of James Gunn.
Director James Gunn and Marvel has finally announced the commencement of filming on Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, and revealed the cast including the new additions that confirms the rumors of Pom Klementieff and Kurt Russell joining the film. ____________________________________________ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”). Note: In addition to this Director James Gunn confirmed the return of Glenn Close and that the character Pom Klementieff is playing will be indeed Mantis. #guardiansofthegalaxy #guardiansofthegalaxy2 #guardiansofthegalaxyvol2 #mcu #marvel #marveluniverse
He said, "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."
He added, "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.'"
Do you think there could easily be another Iron Man movie?