Robert Downey Jr. Says There WILL NOT Be An Iron Man 4 Despite Confirming News To Ellen DeGeneres

Just as quickly as he got their hopes up, Robert Downey Jr. has dashed fans’ hopes for an Iron Man 4 movie, revealing that there are currently no plans for another installment despite claiming just hours before that he has been in negotiations with Marvel.

The 49-year-old got everyone excited early on Tuesday when he told Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show that the studios have drawn up plans for a fourth Iron Man film and several other Marvel superhero flicks for the near future. He told the host: “I know there’s going to be a bunch more Marvel movies, and they have big ideas of how to do it best, and we’re in the middle of negotiations,” before confirming: “Ok, yes. Yes.”

Hmm… It seems either Robert got his wires crossed or he received a furious phone call from Marvel after the interview as just hours later during his appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, Rob did a complete u-turn on his previous comments, telling Dave that there will definitely not be another Iron Man film at all. “There’s no plans for an Iron Man 4. [It’s a] valid question [why not]. Like, it hasn’t made enough money or something? Yeah, I guess they have too much money, or something,” he told Letterman.

Say what? Just for clarification, Letterman added: “There’s no script for Iron Man. They do have a plan and I think they’re gonna announce it. You know, they’re very secretive about it. Marvel… There will be other stuff… just between us, no [more Iron Man]. But I’m gonna do other stuff with Marvel. I’m still going to be involved with Marvel and there’s gonna be plenty of fun stuff to happen.”

Robert Downey Jr. will not be reprising his role as Iron Man for a fourth outing (WENN)

Robert can’t exactly complain as he’s raked in the big bucks thanks to Iron Man’s success and was even named the highest-paid actor in the world in July for the second year running! It’s estimated that he earned $75 million in the last year which isn’t surprising considering Iron Man 3, which was released in May 2013, grossed an eye-watering $1.2bn (£747 million) at the global box office.