“It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” Downey said when Entertainment Weekly popped the big question on the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
While Downey suggested he’s not ready to retire as Marvel’s man in the iron mask any time soon, he did firmly place the ball in the studio’s court. And since “Iron Man 3” grossed $1.2 billion in theaters around the world last year, it’s hard to imagine his employers don’t want to play.
“It’s down to Kevin [Feige] and Ike [Perlmutter] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.”
Fans shouldn’t get their hopes up, though, because as Downey puts it, “The future, as usual, is uncertain.”