When Robert Downey Jr. signed his current contract extension with Marvel Studios, it was widely reported that a fourth Iron Man solo film was not included, and that he was committed instead to returning for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Downey also made public comments suggesting that the series, with him as Tony Stark, concluded with Iron Man 3. But now that it’s been confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. will make an appearance in the Spider-Man solo film Spider-Man: Homecoming, might the actor have changed his mind about a possible Iron Man 4? New comments from the actor suggest this is the case.
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