With the success of “Iron Man 3,” it’s certainly possible Marvel would like to return to the well for “Iron Man 4.” Robert Downey Jr.’s contract with Marvel has ended, and while most expect him back for “Avengers 2″ in some capacity, the “Iron Man” series is much more up in the air, with Gwyneth Paltrow recently saying she thought the series was over.
Should Marvel go on with an “Iron Man 4″? Here are 4 options if they choose to do so.
1. Re-sign RDJ
Robert Downey Jr. would have to be paid, and paid handsomely, to return. But maybe there’s a scenario where that math works out for Marvel. So far, the movies with Robert Downey Jr. have performed better than those without. If most of the action scenes involve the suit, maybe the wear and tear on Downey himself could be limited.