Robert Downey Jr To Be Replaced In ‘Iron Man 4’?

Robert Downey Jr To Be Replaced In ‘Iron Man 4’?
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The Iron Man franchise may have found a replacement for Robert Downey Jr, who will probably not be reprising his role as the superhero in Iron Man 4.


Iron Man 4 may feature Harley Keener, played by Ty Simpkins, in the role. He was there in Iron Man 3 as someone who helped Tony Stark track down the Mandarin. There are strong rumors that he will be talking up the role. However, there is no confirmation yet.

The young actor in question was also seen in Jurassic World. He also got a nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor at the Saturn Awards for his role in Iron Man 3. However, considering him as Iron Man will be a crazy idea.

Marvel has still not confirmed the Iron Man 4 release date. It was previously rumored that Iron Man 4 is cancelled because Robert Downey Jr is not ready to reprise his role. However, it has been said that the movie will be released in 2020.

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The contract of Robert Downey Jr. with the franchise has ended after Iron Man 3. He mentioned in an interview, “I also recognize that I’ll be turning 50 by the time I promote this movie. The clock is ticking down on the amount of memories and participation that I would allow myself and not embarrass the medium with.”

This has raised speculations that he will not be part of the fourth installment. However, rumors also say that he has extended his contract and is looking forward to a long career with Marvel.

Marvel has announced release schedules for its upcoming movies. It has announced the lineups until 2019. There is no Iron Man 4 in it. So if the movie happens, it will be after 2020.


  • Gerald Velayo

    Thats the sad thing about movies, actors grow oldand will have to be replaced

  • Abbey Primeaux

    I understand RDJ’s sentiments but No RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man? I will never watch a M.C.U. movie again and I am CERTAIN I am not alone.

  • Abbey Primeaux

    I say kill off the character than replace him. Any young actor in trying to replace RDJ would cause huge harm to their career, Again either accommodate RDJ’s schedule and wants and needs or kill off the character,

  • Lozen Leia

    Don’t bother reprising it than if he’s not coming back. Just leave the 3rd movie as being the last along with the new captain America movie coming out, leave tony stark alone. I hate when a perfectly good movie not to mention recent good movie changes specifically the actor. Hell I’m still not use to Rhodey being replaced but the lead character ? Hell no. Leave it how it was, stop ruining things. Look at Spiderman, they replaced Tobey McGuire with the amazing spider man guy now there replacing him with another British actor. Tobey will always be Spiderman. So what, are older actors going to disappear from tv once they reach a certain age? Let me guess if Tony does appear he’ll die and leave his money to a new baby face actor? Please don’t bother with another movie.