ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Says No IRON MAN 4
And speaking of the Avengers… all Marvel movie fans and observers know there are no plans for Iron Man 4, but dollar signs can often change plans and the $1.2 billion Iron Man 3 made at the global box office last year certainly serves as an incentive to change plans. But in a new interview, star Robert Downey Jr. has reaffirmed a fourth installment is neither in the works nor in any plans.
“There isn’t one in the pipe,” Downey said. “No, there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man,” Downey Variety while promoting his new film The Judge at the Toronto Film Festival.
Asked by Variety if he’d “let” another actor play the role, Downey reportedly laughed off the idea.
“I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel,” he told the Hollywood trade.
His Judge costar Robert Duvall reportedly interjected “Don’t give it to anybody else.”
Downey is signed to start in two more Avengers installments, including next year’s Age of Ultron, and if he’s serious about walking away from the role, Newsarama has already speculated on a scenario that would kill a couple of birds with one Ultron.
A Vision in Green
An Instagram user at a consumer products expo has apparently given us the best look at The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron yet. Instagram user YeongJip posted this picture - then promptly took down his entire Instagram account, most likely with a little bit of prompting.
The image shows a poster of concept art for the film, with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America (in his new Avengers-logo’ed costume), Hawkeye, Hulk, and The Vision all in front of Avengers Tower. Presumably, the arm behind “YeongJip” is that of Black Widow.
The shot is the first full front-view look at Vision, played by Paul Bettany in the film. His look is very close to that of the comics for the android character created by the villain of the movie, Ultron, who winds up being an incredibly powerful hero. A poster from Marvel Studios at Comic-Con International: San Diego showed the character in a side/back view only. Of course, as noted above, these two news bits just may be linked by more than a studio commonality.
A second image, this one found on CosmicBookNews, shows what appears to be a Sideshow Collectibles concept piece for a future product, showing off The Vision's look in a closer view (albeit with lots of watermarks).