Can Robert Downey jr really go on for another 10 years?

#1 Posted by Spectacular_Iceman (52 posts) - - Show Bio

I read the article about Kevin Feige talking about IF Robert Downey would ever leave Iron Man - Well he can't exactly go on for 20 years unlike Hemsworth, Evans, Johansson and even Jeremy Renner - Not so sure 'bout Ruffalo though... Anyways, Downey is 47 - I'll say he can last the next 2 Avengers sequels, which in my estimation would be within the next 10 years and the Avengers trilogy will be done and so would Robert. I can say that he's very serious about his portrayal, he even said that he'd hate if someone would replace him and that he'd go on as long as he wants - I'm alright with that, but knowing Marvel, they may eventually make another Iron Man trilogy in 15 years and use a fresh, new unknown actor like originally planned, to make them big - And no, they definitely won't reboot the series, because they've worked too hard with this cinematic universe that they'll just continue on as if nothing happened :/. Like I said, that's if they do make another trilogy with a new actor...

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

Who knows,The iron man movie franchise could be like the James Bond Franchise,the first actor is Perfect,another is extremely comedic,and the last one becomes more dark and "realistic".

#3 Posted by AweSam (7360 posts) - - Show Bio

He's perfect for the role and he's able to do it. Why change anything? I say we just wait and see how the franchise turns out.

#4 Posted by X9 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure if there are going to be so many Iron Man movies to bring up this question. There's Iron Man 3, and, honestly, as much as I love the movies, thet could stop at the third or fourth.

But I think Robert Downey Jr IS Tony Stark. They're physically similar and his performance was one of the reasons the films worked. It's like they took Tony out of the comic book, just great.

#5 Posted by VenomousDragon (843 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldnt want anyone else to do it Robert is a great tony.

#6 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

When I think of Tony, I think of Downey.

#7 Edited by The_Tree (7067 posts) - - Show Bio

@X9 said:

I'm not sure if there are going to be so many Iron Man movies to bring up this question. There's Iron Man 3, and, honestly, as much as I love the movies, thet could stop at the third or fourth.

But I think Robert Downey Jr IS Tony Stark. They're physically similar and his performance was one of the reasons the films worked. It's like they took Tony out of the comic book, just great.

After all Marvel has built up with this Cinematic Universe, it's not going to end. They will "James Bond" Tony Stark and find a replacement. It's a sad truth. But I'm sure Marvel will look very hard to find a great replacement, because they know that hate will come with the replacing of RDJ, and if they picked a terrible replacement, they'd get an even bigger backlash from the fans.

#8 Posted by X9 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

: True. I'm already hating it.

They could at least take some time before replacing Downey. To make people forget how great he was in the role.

#9 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

IM3 looks mad tight, keep Downey and keep raking in the millions.

#10 Posted by Bushwhacker_ (576 posts) - - Show Bio

With all the films planned for Iron Man, they better get moving. He ain't getting any younger.

#11 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

All good things will come to an end, and that includes RDJ's Tony Stark. It will be sad to see him go, but Feige has said that they will not hesitate to let the show go on. They already replaced War Machine and Hulk.

#12 Posted by Nightwing4 (360 posts) - - Show Bio

His portrayal of Tony Stark is the most definitive any actor has had on a comic book character. In 30 years, after many an Iron Man reboot, his will be the name everyone talks about. Much like Connery's Bond. And actually yeah, I think he has another 10 years. 50 is the new 40, after all.

#13 Posted by TheGodofThunder (578 posts) - - Show Bio

Yesterday it was announced that RDJ had left and Jon Hamm is replacing him and I almost cried, but then I realized it was april fools since no other site posted anything like that. Even still, the risk is great with contract negotiations coming up. Let's hope his ego doesn't get the better of Marvel's wallet.

#14 Posted by The_jackolantern (445 posts) - - Show Bio

how many films did he sign on for

#15 Edited by GodDamnIronMan (1553 posts) - - Show Bio

how many films did he sign on for

rumors has it, he signed for another 3 movies.... I think one of them includes Avengers 2....so don't worry pal.

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