Iron Man is a Big Part of Avengers Sequel Says Kevin Feige
Many fans of the Iron Man franchise are likely just arriving home from seeing the latest film in the franchise, and hopefully, they are coming out of the film with a big smile on their face. Recently, there has been a lot of talk in regards to the Iron Man character and his future in the Marvel film universe, mostly stemming from the numerous hints that the character’s portrayer, Robert Downey Jr., may not be playing the confident Tony Stark for much longer. It’s no secret that RDJ’s contract with Marvel expires at the release of Iron Man 3, but word on the street is that he is in the process of renewing. For how many films, though, is still unknown.
Tonight, in a call with SHH, Marvel exec Kevin Feige discussed the future of Iron Man and confirms what we already suspected: that Iron Man would play an integral part in the upcoming and anticipated Avengers sequel.
Currently, as you may imagine, Iron Man is a big part of Avengers 2 and that’s what we’re focusing on and what Joss [Whedon] is focusing on. So where we go after that remains to be seen, but certainly, Avengers 2 being the next appearance, the next storyline for Iron Man.
Do I think there will be another Iron Man movie? Of course I do. Who will be in that movie and who will be a part of that movie? Who knows? And how far down the line will it be? Will it be right after Avengers 2, will it be a few years after Avengers 2? Who knows?
Of course we’ll be getting more Iron Man films, that’s a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s a matter of who will be donning the red and gold armor. RDJ will be back for Avengers 2, I’m fairly certain of that, as who would turn that opportunity down? But from that point on, it will be interesting to see what happens with the character and the direction that Marvel decides to take in regards to an actor.
Source : SuperHeroHype