Robert Downey Jr Posts 'Iron Man' Still, Actor's Pay Hike Demands Causing Delay Of 'Iron Man 4'? [Release Date, Trailer & Cast]
"Iron Man" is one of the favorite superheroes in "The Avengers." After all, who would not want a genius and billionaire character. In fact, in the upcoming Marvel flick "Captain America: Civil War," Iron Man will have a face-off with the titular superhero.
Unfortunately, there is a slow to no progress about the anticipated film "Iron Man 4." However, there is a big possibility that soon production will start after Robert Downey Jr. confirms the news.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actor was asked if there will be a fourth "Iron Man." Initially, Downey shared that they are in the middle of negotiations, but when prompted by the host for an affirmative answer, the highest-paid actor confirmed with "okay, yes," which DeGeneres commented with, "okay, good."
According to CinemaBlend, Downey is aware that whatever he says will be scrutinized under the microscope of Marvel fanatics and if "Iron Man 4" is still not confirmed, he can just answer the host with "Maybe" or "Ellen, we'll see," but he provided a straight answer which brought delight to "Iron Man" fans.
On the other hand, it seems that Downey is, in fact, into the next "Iron Man" as he took to social media on Sunday and shared an "Iron Man" themed post, People reports. The post seems to assure the superhero fans that "Iron Man" is not taking a break even on Labor Day.
The Twitter photo features Tony Starks in front of his technological hardware, where he captioned with, "Hope you're all having a restful weekend. I'll stay online in the workshop (as machining is my passion). #LaborDay."
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) September 7, 2015
As for the delay of the movie, Movie News Guide reports that it was due to Downey's pay hike demands. According to Christian Post Entertainment, Downey asked for a fee higher than the $80 million he received from filming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." He reportedly demanded a $50 million salary increase to continue "Iron Man 4."
Marvel executives wanted a sequel but at the moment Marvel and Downey is still in talks for the right quotation. However, Marvel does not have too many options than to give in to the actor's demand.
Downey is undeniably instrumental in the success of "Iron Man." He has been associated to Marvel since 2008 and every fan of the said superhero would always associate the actor with Tony Stark, the character he gave life to for several years.
Downey will be appearing in Marvel's upcoming movies like "Captain America: Civil War" and two subsequent "Infinity War" films. As for "Iron Man 4" we have to wait for Marvel's official announcement.