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Everyone relax but Robert Downey Jnr has started talking about Iron Man 4…

April 28th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


With Captain America: Civil War right on our doorsteps (read our spoiler free review here) the Internet is buzzing about the future of the MCU. It has been up in the air recently regarding just how many more films Robert Downey Jr has on his contract, but the actor has spoken out about his interest in return for “one more” solo Iron Man outing.

Speaking to Nightline (via Squareeyed), the question that RDJ will no doubt be pounded with over the next few months was obviously brought up. We know he’ll be returning as Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but when asked if he’d put the suit back on again in his own film, the actor said he feels “like I could do one more.”

You can watch the full Nightline segment here, which also features some footage we’ve never seen before:

Also speaking about Civil War, RDJ says “I think it’s kind of natural for familiarity to breed contempt. You can get more ticked off by your own best friends and closest allies than you can with perfect strangers.”

“It gets pretty hairy, I must admit.” It’s confessions like that which have us very excited.

Also speaking about the film, co-Avenger Scarlett Johansson says “I think Marvel likes to keep the fans excited, guessing, curious… all that stuff.” They most certainly do, which would make the announcement of Iron Man 4 all that much more of a shocker.

Will it happen? Well the release schedule for MCU films is most certainly crammed at the minute, with the previously mentioned Spider-Man film, as well as the forthcoming Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Captain Marvel debuts, as well as more sequels in the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnarok.

At this point don’t rule it out, but don’t start holding your breath just yet.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.