Robert Downey Jnr hints that there may not be an Iron Man 4

The actor sees the latest Captain America movie as a replacement for a fourth Iron Man outing

According to a recent interview, Robert Downey Jnr doesn’t expect a fourth Iron Man movie to happen, and instead views the latest Captain America movie, Captain America: Civil War as a “little Iron Man 4“.

Speaking to USA Today about the new Captain America movie Captain America: Civil War – in which Iron Man is one of the lead characters – Downey Jnr also touched on playing his title role, saying of the chances of another Iron Man outing “I don’t think it’s on the cards.”

“In a way it’s Cap 3 but for me it’s like my little Iron Man 4 and then it’s back to the thing we all recognize,” Downey Jnr said. “Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through because that’s how it is until it changes. If it changes.”


Downey Jnr also promises Iron Man won’t become a total villain in the aftermath of the new role, or at least that if he does, it’ll be in a finale of sorts.

“If we’re going to go there, then we’ve got to save it for my swan song,” he added. “I would still like to keep a general audience and mildly be in their favor somehow.”


The final Captain American Civil War trailer, which featured Tom Holland’s first appearance as Spider-Man, was released last week.

Marvel’s plot synopsis for the film teases: “Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.”

The latest from the Marvel Universe hits UK cinemas on April 29, and will be the longest Marvel Movie to date at over two hours.