Robert Downey Jr. Debunks ‘Iron Man 4’ Rumors; Ben Kingsley Teases The Mandarin’s Return

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Robert Downey Jr. Debunks ‘Iron Man 4’ Rumors; Ben Kingsley Teases The Mandarin’s Return

As Robert Downey Jr., more commonly known as the person behind the suit, Iron Man/Tony Stark, goes through press promotions of his nonsuperhero movie, “The Judge,” he remarks the possible end of the “Iron Man” franchise. He stated that the fourth installment of the movie that started it all is not in the works. Read on to know more about this scoop.

“Iron Man 3” has received a magnanimous reception in the box office standing as it grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide. Bearing the greatest and highest success among all the Marvel Studios films to date, it comes to no surprise that fans are looking forward for another Iron Man-centered pic that features their favorite billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, with Robert Downey Jr. starring as the very embodiment of the comic book superhero. However, the actor debunks the studio’s teases when he confirmed that there are no active movements that indicates the creation of yet another promising movie production.


Based on the feature released on Screen Crush, the on-screen Tony Stark shares to Variety that there are no further plans in the creation of a fourth “Iron Man” movie.

“There isn’t one in the pipe. No, there’s no plan for a fourth ‘Iron Man’. I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m [the] casting director for Marvel,” explained Downey Jr., as published on Screen Crush.

Fans will really have to put their excited pumping hearts on hold with this recent revelation. As it would seem, the future of having to see Tony Stark in the big screen (at the moment) once more is through The Avengers franchise, with him kickstarting things and continuing it on “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015 and the rumored release of “Avengers 3” on May 4, 2018.

Nonetheless, fans shouldn’t really succumb to such disappointment just yet. There’s always hope for the rebirth of a franchise or a continued one for Downey Jr.’s matter — it’s just that difficult to imagine someone else play such an influential and riveting role. Den of Geek opened up the premise that just because there are no plans now doesn’t mean that it will cease to exist in the future.

Moreover, we’re having the actor who played as “Iron Man 3’s” supposed villain, The Mandarin. a.k.a Trevor Slattery, Ben Kingsley, teasing about his possible return, expressing that there might be more to the character than the movie let off.

“Has the Mandarin invented Trevor, or has Trevor invented the Mandarin? Which is which?” asked Kingsley. “The Mandarin could be so supremely intelligent that he could have said, ‘You know what? I’ll invent this actor, and he will be my mask.’ You know, which is which? Who’s pulling the strings? Now, this is me just free-thinking here, but I would love to revisit that world.”

That ends our scoop on “Iron Man 4.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.

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