Robert Downey Jr. confirms Iron Man 4!
First he denied any involvement, then he started talking about hanging up the Iron Man suit for good, then he started dodging questions about his franchise completely. He even hinted that he wanted Mel Gibson to direct the fourth installment, which we whole heartedly support. But after all the will he or won’t he, he finally announced he would be returning on the Ellen Degeneres show. Specifically, he said, “I know there’s going to be a bunch more Marvel movies and they have big ideas of how to do it best and we’re in the middle of negotiation…” That prompted Ellen to ask specifically about IRON MAN 4and Downey responded, “Okay, yes.”
So there you have it; Robert Downey Jr. is coming back for IRON MAN 4. It sounds like there’s some more negotiating to do, but from his statement, I’m guessing they have the general terms and numbers worked out, they just have to decide how many trailers he’s going to have on set. I never really had any doubt, but it’s nice to get confirmation from Downey himself. So now all we need is a writer and a director.