Iron Man 4: Robert Downey Jr. Not Confirmed Yet, Actor Gifts Smiles to a Kid, And More

Iron Man 4 the much-awaited movie has not yet been confirmed by Marvel studio. With Iron Man 3 grossing over $1.2 billion dollars in the box office, it is expected for the next film to set a bigger record. One can already get a hang of the way the box office raking will head, given the kind of buzz already surrounding the movie.

Robert Downey Jr. had confirmed and then denied reports of him being a part of Iron Man 4. The actor has made the role of Iron Man aka billionaire Tony Stark an iconic one and fans cannot imagine anyone else filling in his shoes. However, with no plans of Iron Man 4 before the Phase 3 of Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film is likely to see the light of the day around 2020. With Robert Downey Jr. already hitting 50 years of age, it may not be possible for him to reprise the role.

There are rumours that Ty Simpkins is set to replace Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 4. Ty Simpkins has already featured as Harley Keener, the kid, in Iron Man 3, released back in 2013. Reports suggested that if Simpkins were to replace Robert in Iron Man 4 he would just be 17 or 18 years at the time when production would start.

If it is of any help to the fans, Robert Downey Jr. is to appear in numerous other Marvel films before the much anticipated Iron Man 4. He is scheduled to make appearances in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. These mark the Phase 3 for Marvel Studios. Post Phase 3, which ends in 2019, things look a little unclear.

Robert Downey Jr. partnered with Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit organisation that produce affordable 3D-printed arms, recently and helped bring smiles on the face of a young fan. Alex Pring a 7-year-old boy, born with a partially developed arm got a bionic arm from the Iron Man! The Limbitless team of 40 members at the University of Central Florida developed an Iron Man themed arm for the little kid. Much to the kid’s surprise it was gifted to him by the on-screen Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. Microsoft recorded the entire conversation between the boy with the iron hand and the Iron Man. Ever since its release on the web, it has gone viral.