One thing that hasn’t come up a whole lot yet is that with “Iron Man 3”, Robert Downey Jr.’s contract with Marvel Studios is done. It seems like a no brainer that Marvel would resign him right? Here’s what RDJ, aka Tony Stark told GQ:

“It got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up. How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun? Because, as quiet as it’s kept, I come from a family of very innovative writers and directors and actors and artists, and the circle of friends. they were in were the people I heard having pun-offs playing poker at two in the morning, and it was just the most comforting aspect of my childhood. So there’s this kind of legacy of souls from what I consider to be a very particular time in entertainment, and I’m sensing a return to that—it’s what me and the missus are doing next. It’s not unlike: I heard Brady signed on for three more years with New England, and then he’s done being a QB, because he’ll be 40. I’m 47, and I’ll be 50.”
Hmmm…I think this is likely a ploy to get more money…though since 2008 he’s been saying he doesn’t want to be the old aging action star….

The anticipated sequel also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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