Description: Robert Downey, Jr. portrays Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012) Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016), as well as having a cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and shown via archive footage in the Marvel One-Shot, The Consultant (2011).
Downey, Jr. is slated to reprise the role in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), as well as Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its untitled sequel (2019).
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black stated in March 2013 that “There has been a lot of discussion about it: ‘Is this the last Iron Man for Robert [Downey, Jr.]?’ Something tells me that it will not be the case, and [he] will be seen in a fourth, or fifth.” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that the character of Stark will continue to be featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe regardless of Downey’s involvement. Also in March, Downey said he was open to extending his contract, stating he feels “there’s a couple other things we’ve gotta do” with the character. In June 2013, when Downey Jr. signed on to return as Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he also signed on for a third Avengers film. In a July 2014 interview during the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Downey expressed his interest in continuing to play Iron Man. “It’s down to Kevin [Feige] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] 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.” He added, “It’s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” In April 2016, Downey expressed openness to appearing in a potential fourth Iron Man film, saying “I could do one more.