The list of upcoming movies by Marvel Studios has already been released by the company and it shows the names of all the movies that are scheduled to be released by the company till 2020.
The list is also inclusive of three untitled movies scheduled to release in 2020. This has resulted in fans assuming that one of the three untitled movies will be Iron Man 4 which will be released in 2020.
The Iron Man character made its debut in Tales of Suspense #39 which was released in March 1963. Since then the Marvels comic character has been a part of various other media including comics, TV shows, and films.
The franchise of Iron Man movies is one of the most successful ones released under the Marvel Studios banner.
It could be safely stated that a part of this success is due to the fact that fan favorite actor Robert Drowney Jr. plays the role of the smooth-talking self-declared, genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, superhero Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man.
Robert Drowney Jr’s portrayal of Tony Stark and his alter ego, Iron Man in the Iron Man franchise has won kudos from both fans and critics. Keeping that in mind it could be stated that bringing in a different actor in place of Drowney Jr. for the role of Tony Stark, could prove to be a risky move for Marvel Studios.
According to a renowned website, a delay was caused in the production process of Iron Man 4 due to the fact that Drowney Jr. asked for an enormous hike in payment for reprising the role of Tony Stark.
Drowney Jr. had previously received a mind-boggling $80 million for being a part of Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was reported that the actor demanded a hike in payment to the tune of $50 million to reprise the role of the armored superhero.
It was being speculated that as a result of this demand for an enormous pay hike, he might be replaced by another actor to take on the role of Iron Man.
Rumors were doing rounds on the internet that Drowney Jr. was set to be replaced by a much younger actor Ty Simpkins, for the aforesaid role. Ty Simpkins had previously made his appearance in the last released movie of the franchise, Iron Man 3.
However, to imagine the young actor in place of Drowney Jr. for the role of Iron Man is a bit hard stretch. It could be assumed that Marvel Studios is wise enough to understand that Ty Simpkins would never be able to bring the presence or feel to the role that Drowney Jr. brings about effortlessly.
It was recently announced by the director of Iron Man 3, Shane Black that he was quite confident regarding Drowney Jr. reprising his role in the fourth movie of the immensely popular franchise. However, this statement has not yet been officially confirmed by the production studio.
In other news, it is being rumored that the protagonist of the Iron Man franchise, Tony Stark is set to receive a new love interest in the upcoming installment of the Iron Man comic series.
Iron Man comic book series writer, Brian Michael Bendis announced that he was working on creating a brand new story for the comic book world of the armored superhero. He also stated that he was working in collaboration with Alex Maleev on the task of creating the new story.
Certain reports stated that Mary Jane Watson, popularly known as the heartthrob of Spider-Man is set to be a part of the Iron Man universe. Bendis went on to explain that both Mary Jane and Tony Stark were familiar with each other since the time Mary Jane was a resident of the Avengers Tower.