Three years have already passed since Iron Man 3 hit the big screens. Now it is speculated that Iron Man 4 will get a 2019 release date.
Several fans are hoping that Robert Downey will reprise his role as the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist superhero in the highly anticipated film. However, it seems this is not going to be the case as he is rumored to be replaced by a younger actor as Downey might be too old to portray Tony Stark.
Many believe that the 51-year old actor may not be as energetic as he was some years ago. Aside from the actor?s age, Downey not making a comeback on Iron Man 4 is also reportedly due to his busy schedule.
It might be too difficult for Downey to divide his time in filming the new Sherlock Holmes movie and in doing Iron Man 4. If Downey won?t be back to fill in the shoe of Stark, the biggest question now is who will replace him?
Ty Simpkins To Be The Next Iron Man?
Sources claim the Ty Simpkins is the actor who will replace Downey. He is now 15 years old and several fans believe that he would be a perfect replacement for Downey. Simpkins could just be the next Iron Man to look forward to.
Simpkins stars in Jurassic World which will be released this summer. He has also appeared in Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2, Revolutionary Road and The Next Three Days.
As for Downey, his original contract with Marvel ended with Iron Man 3. But since he signed a new deal with the company in 2013, he became part of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
Downey plays the role of Stark since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2008.