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The Future Of Iron Man Films

April 30, 2012

With filming on “Iron Man 3” about to get going, studio suit Kevin Feige talked to Bad Ass Digest late last week on the future of the franchise.

Feige was asked what would happen if star Robert Downey Jr decided to leave the franchise, and he insinuated that they’d like recast rather than reboot.

I think [pre-Casino Royale] Bond is a good example. Let’s put it this way: I hope Downey makes a lot of movies for us as Stark. If and when he doesn’t, and I’m still here making these movies, we don’t take him to Afghanistan and have him wounded again. I think we James Bond it.

As it happens over the weekend, MTV News asked RDJ what he thought about the notion of being recast.

I would really hate for someone else to think they could step into my shoes. I wonder who’s playing Tony Stark next.… I know things are looking like that they could go on for a long while. As usual in my book, it’s all about quality control and delivering a product that you can have this kind of reaction to. If they keep doing that, maybe I’ll keep showing up” says the actor.

I think RDJ will be playing Stark for awhile–“The Avengers” opened in many international markets over the weekend and has already racked up a whopping $178.4 in global ticket sales.

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