However, Downey Jr. had himself in the past hinted towards the fact that a fourth Iron man film might not happen. In an interview with USA Today, the actor was enquired about the fourth movie of the Iron Man franchise. He replied to the question by stating- “I don’t think that’s in the cards.”
This sparked off speculations that Marvel might not move forward with another installment of Iron Man movie. Downey Jr. also stated that Captain America: Civil War was somewhat like his own Iron Man 4. He added that it will continue to remain so until and unless there is a change in plans and the filmmakers decide to make another Iron Man movie.
It is also a known fact that Downey Jr. is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. To rope him in for another solo Iron Man movie will surely cost Marvel big time. So it could be one of the reasons why Marvel might ultimately decide against making another Iron man movie.
One more thing that should be noted is that Marvel has already announced a number of upcoming superhero movies like Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange. From the looks of it, Marvel will not be harmed in any way if it decides the discontinue the Iron Man franchise. So, it can be stated that a fourth Iron Man movie appears to be a bleak prospect at the moment.
Stay tuned for more update on Iron Man 4.