Robert Downey Jr. is suiting up to play Tony Stark for the fourth time (three stand-alone “Iron Man” movies and “The Avengers”), but is “Iron Man 3” going to be the last installment in the billionaire playboy-turned-superhero franchise?
Access Hollywood’s Kit Hoover sat down with the actor at the film’s junket, where he teased that his future in the metal suit could be in question.
“I think that we’re kind of closing this circle and this chapter and their whole body of work with all the other franchises and ‘Avengers’ and all that stuff,” he said when asked if this is the last “Iron Man” movie.
“I’m an integral part of it, but I’m not the be all, end all for it,” Robert – who is slated to appear as Tony Stark in “The Avengers” sequel, which is due out in summer 2015 – hinted.
The actor also told Kit that son, Exton, 14 months, is starting to realize that his dad is also Iron Man.
“He’s very mildly interested [in my movies] because it doesn’t involve a breast,” the actor joked.
Adding, “He did point at a poster the other day and say, ‘Dada.’”
“Iron Man 3,” also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, opens on May 3.