It’s hard to believe that the first Iron Man film will reach its eighth birthday in just three days time, with Marvel‘s latest outing, and 12th film in the current canon, Captain America: Civil War, having just been released in cinemas around the World. While in recent posts we’ve spoken a little about whether or not Chris Evans‘ Captain America has repositioned himself as the centrepiece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, given the integral role the character seems to have had in recent films, it seems that the “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” himself Robert Downey Jr., sorry, Tony Stark is not moving entirely out of the picture any time soon.
In a recent interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, while promoting Civil War, the 51-year-old was quick to remind us that “There’s no Marvel Cinematic Universe without me”, which is quite true, to a certain degree. Without a doubt, it was the hard work of both himself and director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) that is perhaps the primary reason for the studio’s ability to build a successful world over the last eight years. But of course, we can’t forget the visionary that is Kevin Feige who has been the commander of the ship at Marvel Studios throughout the course of this endeavour, having almost developed an extended episodic TV series with these movies, where each installment has certain links to the others.
With regards to the Downey Jr.’s future with Iron Man, and Marvel, things have been a little hazy in recent times, with fans still unclear as to whether or not the star will be doing another solo film.
While speaking with ABC for an inside look at Civil War, Downey indicates that suiting up for “One more” solo outing would be fine by him, and we already know the actor has signed on to appear alongside Tom Holland in Sony‘s first showing of their newly rebooted Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming. The casting is part of the strengthening of the inter-studio relationship between Marvel and Sony, who struck a deal towards the end of last year in order for the famous wall-crawler to appear in the current MCU film.
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