Robert Downey Jr.: 'Iron Man 4' Is Not "In the Cards"

Iron Man himself says 'Iron Man 4' isn't happening.

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Marvel's Iron Man films may remain a trilogy after all. Robert Downey Jr. has gone back and forth about whether or not he'd suit up for a fourth Iron Man saying he wouldn't and then that he would, jokingly agreeing that he'd only do it if Mel Gibson directed. Downey may have once said Iron Man 4 was in negotiations, but it looks like those negotiations fell through because in a new interview for Captain America: Civil War he now says it's probably not happening. 

The heartbreaking revelation was made when USA Today asked Downey about a possible Iron Man 4 during a Civil War set visit reports Entertainment Weekly. And although Downey said he's willing to play Iron Man until Marvel says when he said, "I don't think that's in the cards."

But he did add that he was getting an Iron Man 4, sort of. "In a way it's Cap 3 but for me it's like my little Iron Man 4," said Downey. "And then it's back to the thing we all recognize. 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."

Maybe he'll get audiences to see Civil War as Iron Man 4 too. 

The last Iron Man film, which some would argue is the best of the series (in part because of the villains it contributed to the MCU), premiered in 2013 and went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide. 

Civil War—unfortunately not started over Captain America's public support of Deadpool—will premiere May 6. 

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