Eleven years, twenty-two movies, and more than $20 billion ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began under the direction of the guy from Swingers. Jon Favreau kicked things off back in 2008 with Iron Man and followed that up two years later with Iron Man 2, and he hasn’t directed an MCU-related project since. But it sounds like that might, maybe, possibly change at some point down the road, and during our interview with him on the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, he addressed the chances of coming back and even his humorous idea for a potential Iron Man 4.
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On the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, a handful of journalists and I watched a scene being filmed in which Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan tries to protect Peter Parker’s high school friends from an unseen threat in the Tower of London. Glass cases were smashed, pyrotechnics were being utilized, and the kids – standing in a defensive pose, armed with ancient weapons they seemingly grabbed from exhibits in the Tower, but certain they were facing death in only a few short seconds – all began revealing their regrets and secrets. Some were funny (“I dream to be an influencer, but I buy all my followers,” admitted Flash Thompson), some were sad (“I have a fake ID, but I’ve never used it,” said Betty Brant), but Happy Hogan’s was the most surprising of them all.
Read on to find out what he said and to read our full Jon Favreau interview, who took some time away from filming to tell us about Happy’s role in this superhero sequel, managing his time between all of the projects he’s working on, and the possibility of an Iron Man 4. Read More »
Back in 2008, director Jon Favreau kicked off the first movie in what would become the Marvel cinematic universe with Iron Man. It was the first film to reveal to audiences that Marvel Studios was intending to assemble The Avengers on the big screen for the first time ever, and the rest is history.
It was Jon Favreau’s direction of Iron Man that really got audiences interested in a more obscure superhero and started to drum up even more interest in the forthcoming roster of Marvel superheroes. Favreau would go on to direct the less than stellar Iron Man 2, and he also executive produced Iron Man 3 (in which he also appeared as Happy Hogan) and both of The Avengers movies. Now he’s slated to executive produce both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War. But will Marvel ever get him behind the camera for another comic book flick again? It sounds like there’s a good chance we’ll see a Jon Favreau Marvel movie sometime in the future. Read More »
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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For a few years now, Robert Downey Jr. has gone back and forth on his future as Iron Man at Marvel Studios. Back in 2013 he hinted at potentially leaving behind the armor once he turned 50, though that wasn’t a solid deadline for his departure from the comic book franchise. That became even more clear when he decided to sign on for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War. But fans have been wondering if there’s another solo Iron Man outing in the future.
Well, now it seems we have an answer, or at least a more recent response, to the possibility of Iron Man 4 happening thanks to a recent interview with Robert Downey Jr. But if you were hoping for good news, you might want to sit down. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Oh, here we go again. Just hours after Robert Downey Jr. seemingly confirmed on Ellen that Iron Man 4 was happening, he backtracked completely on the Late Show With David Letterman. “There’s no plans for an Iron Man 4,” he told the talk show host. Hit the jump for the latest on the Iron Man 4 saga.
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Back and forth we go with Iron Man 4. Robert Downey Jr. isn’t doing it, then he’s maybe doing it, then he’ll do it if Mel Gibson directs, then joked he’ll do it if Howard Stern directs. Honestly, there’s so much out there about the film, no one knows for sure what’s happening.
That was, until, Downey Jr. hit the couch on Ellen. When asked about Iron Man 4, Downey told the host that “Yes,” Iron Man 4 is happening.
Below, you can watch that video as well as read a ton of highlights from his recent AMA including teases that he’d love to cameo on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, updates on the development of Sherlock Holmes 3 and a Perry Mason film, possibly playing Doctor Who, the shift in marketing for The Judge, the likelihood of a Weird Science sequel, a few cryptic Avengers: Age of Ultron teases and the controversy of his Tropic Thunder character. Read the Robert Downey Jr AMA highlights below.
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Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
One of the most epic will-they-won’t-they storylines currently playing out in pop culture isn’t a TV romance, but Robert Downey Jr.‘s back-and-forth regarding Iron Man 4. He suggests he’s done with the franchise, then clarifies he’s “open” to returning. He says there’s “no plan,” then hints that he wants to keep riding that wave.
Now, Downey’s latest comments add an interesting wrinkle to the plot. Downey says he’ll do Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson directs it. Hey, it worked for Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. Get on the Iron Man 4 Mel Gibson talk after the jump.
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Officially, Robert Downey Jr. is only contacted to play Iron Man one more time. He’s already completed next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then he’ll shoot The Avengers 3, whenever that ends up happening. However, the proposition of an Iron Man 4 is something the actor has been very coy about. He’s said things that hint he won’t return, then softened those statements considerably. With his latest film, The Judge, hitting theaters soon, Downey is once again under fire about his iconic role as Tony Stark and a new quote definitely makes it sound like he’ll return.
And even if he doesn’t, an excellent short film has made its way online that uses his likeness for a whole different kind of Iron Man transition. It’s really cool. Below, hear the new Iron Man 4 Robert Downey Jr quote and see him in a new short film. Read More »
Robert Downey Jr. will be Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he’ll probably show up in Avengers 3. But right now he says there’s no plan for Iron Man 4.
Why not? Marvel’s movie plans are getting bigger and weirder. As the Guardians of the Galaxy explode in popularity, new characters such as Vision are prepped for launch next year. Captain America will get a third film, but pretty soon Marvel is going to be busy launching new characters such as Ant-Man and Doctor Strange. Which means that there is less room for a sequel like Iron Man 4. Read Downey’s quote below. Read More »