​Iron Man 4 Filming By Marvel Studios Set With Robert Downey Jr

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Oct, 8, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Iron Man 4 is on the way with filming beginning soon by Marvel, according to Robert Downey Jr.

Downey let the Iron Man 4 movie slip when chatting with Ellen Degeneres about The Judge, the new movie where he notably doesn’t play the superhero.

Ellen asked Downey about the fourth Iron Man movie and he hesitated, then answered:

“We’re in the middle of negotiation … Okay, yes.”

No other information is available about the movie, and it’s doubtful that Marvel will announce anything official until after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The studio currently has a few open release slots throughout 2017 and 2018–not to mention the possibility that they could announce tomorrow that they’ve decided to release Iron Man 4 on March 25, 2016, just to mess with Warner Bros.

The Iron Man movies have generally charted their own path with the character, taking story arcs like “Extremis” or characters like the Mandarin and putting an entirely new spin on them. So the movie probably won’t be called Iron Man: Armor Wars, even though the Shoulderpad Suit deserves the cinematic treatment, and Iron Man probably won’t meet King Arthur, even though that seems like an ideal role for Benedict Cumberbatch or Michael Fassbender or your other favorite British person.

While Downey confirmed there would be an Iron Man 4, he didn’t specifically state he would be in the movie. This could easily lead more talk by fans on what the movie might be. Some people say that the new film may star Don Cheadle’s War Machine.

This whole thing could also be a publicity stunt to build up excitement for Avengers: Age of Ultron when Tony Stark claims to unmask a new suit. But that’s just speculation.

Until Marvel decides to tell us more, we are only guessing what Iron Man 4 might be. Could it be the end for Tony Stark? The franchise is too big for him to leave.

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