UPDATE: Robert Downey Jr. has now reversed course and has given an update, which you can read here.
Last week, Robert Downey Jr. seemed to indicate that he might continue on as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future, despite the facts that his current contract only includes Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Avengers 3 and that he was quoted as saying one month ago today, “No, there’s no plan for a fourth ‘Iron Man.'”
All that aside, Downey made an appearance on today’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where he was once again asked about the possibility, and this time seemed to reveal it’s in the cards.
“I know there’s going to be a bunch more Marvel movies,” he said. “And they have big ideas of how to do it best and we’re in the middle of negotiation…” Ellen quickly prompted, “So, yes?” leading Downey to reply “Okay, yes!”
Downey also took part in a Reddit AMA today where he offered this very cryptic teaser: “Sooner than later the Marvel Roster will be made public and all questions will be answered.”
What does all of this mean? Is Iron Man 4 really going to be a part of the upcoming slate of unannounced Marvel movies? Check back here for confirmation and sound off with your theories below!
Downey can next be seen as Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015.