Avengers: Endgame has finally released, and the director of 2008’s Iron Man, Jon Favreau had told the press that they had no plans for an Iron Man 4 movie:
Iron Man had made a huge sacrifice for saving the world from Thanos in the movie, Avengers: Endgame. As the co-director, Joe Russo had explained, RDJ is “done” with his role of Tony Stark. While visiting the set of the movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home in the year, 2018, the topic of the fourth Iron Man film had come up before Tony’s death was a possibility. While Favreau does not expect to see this movie, he is surely open to a lot of future directorial work:
“We haven’t talked about four,” Favreau had said.
“I’ve talked to [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] about it to see what they’re up to, but we definitely love working together, and we love these characters. We talk about what it would be, and we always joke about the freak storyline which is the Happy Hogan storyline when he turns into a Hulk-like character. We joke about that. No plans, as of yet.”
While Favreau is now hard at work on The Lion King movie, the idea of returning to Marvel and sitting on the director’s chair is interesting for him:
“I mean, nowadays who knows with all the different platforms and the streaming service,” Favreau had said.
“I’m part of the new Disney streaming service. All of these new technologies are, new platforms are emerging and all sorts of really cool… It’s not like network television or not like blockbuster films where everybody has to be, everything has to be made for all audiences. Now you could make specific material and content for specific groups.”
As a lot of the filmmakers would tell you, it really depends on getting the right story and the right opportunity.
“As long as that you’re doing a good job and they’re loyal to it, and they like what you’re doing, there’s room in this new ecosystem,” Favreau had said.
“It’s going to be very interesting to see what, not just Lucasfilm does, but Marvel does and Disney with the opportunity to do things that don’t have to compete on a blockbuster weekend in the summer or on the holidays. It takes a while for this to ripple through to the audiences.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theatres on July 2.