Is Robert Downey Jr. finally leaving “Iron Man 4” for another project with the web-slinging superhero?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old actor has inked a deal with Sony for him to be part of the “Spider Man: Homecoming” cast.
Following the update, it appeared that the clash between the two well-loved comic characters in “Captain America: Civil War” would continue. However, it was unclear if the contract would only cover the upcoming movie or future installments as well.
By June, production for the joint venture of Sony and Marvel will start. It is not clear, though, if red-and-gold-clad superhero Tony Stark/Iron Man of Robert Downey Jr. and web-crawling Peter Parker/Spider-Man of Tom Holland will begin filming by then as well.
While Sony has been holding the rights to Spider-Man since the 1990s, it was noted that its most recent solo projects did not perform well in the box-office, something that prompted the film outfit to seek help from Marvel to revive the character.
With the latter’s entry, the blue-and-red-clad superhero was re-introduced in “Captain America: Civil War,” which paved the way for Holland to get the attention of critics and moviegoers.
Considering the good comments the movie garnered for the fight scenes and how the conflict between Iron Man and Spider-Man were developed, “Homecoming” with Robert Downey Jr. was born.
In the meantime, Variety reported that amid the leaked info that the former “Ally McBeal” actor is joining the new film of Holland, the plot details “are still being heavily guarded.”
It was revealed, however, that director Jon Watts will be at the helm of “Homecoming,” based on the script prepared by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein with Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal as the producers.
The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Holland will be put to test when their movie hits the theaters on July 7, 2017.