Pepper Potts saving Tony Stark with her newly acquired powers in Iron Man 3 was a turning point for the film. However, even if Robert Downey Jr. earns millions of dollars for Iron Man 4, the sequel may mean getting separated indefinitely from the actress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Iron Man 4 Update
We have previously reported that Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role for Iron Man 4 as confirmed by the Iron Man 3 director and RDJ?s interview on Ellen DeGeneres.
The success of the latest Iron Man film surely made Marvel think of a sequel. This is because Iron Man 3?is Marvel?s largest earning standalone superhero film garnering?$1.2 billion. It is just a mere $200 million away from the earnings of?Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and is $300 million shy of the total income of The Avengers ($1.5 billion).
RDJ is also closely living the life of the philanthropist billionaire Tony Stark as he became the top earning actor for 2015 after he received $50 million from Iron Man 3. According to Slash Film, he earned more dough from Age of Ultron ($80 million) and will earn $40 million for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
The only thing that the actor might want to distance himself from his counterpart is losing his beloved as reports hint that Pepper Potts will die in Iron Man 4.
Pepper Potts Will Die?
RDJ now seems to be enjoying his remaining days as co-stars with Gwyneth Paltrow, who acts as Pepper Potts in the film, as they were recently spotted spending time at the beach, E-online reported. The meeting from the duo may either be for the latest film or they may just be spending time together, Vc Post reported.
The rumor that Pepper Potts will die in Iron Man 4 was spread a few months ago by a cited report from Master Herald. This rumor came about as it was hinted that the genius kid in Iron Man 3, Harley Skinner (Ty Simpkins), will become the newest Iron Man, hence, Potts? appearance for further films was no longer necessary.
If you still can?t remember who Simpkins is, he is the kid in Jurassic World who had an older brother, who were both saved by Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard).
This rumor was recently reinforced by BREATHEcast as they reported that the latest Iron Man movie?may be released after Marvel Phase 3 in 2019. This would mean that Ty Simpkins would be old enough to play the role as he was only 13-years-old when Iron Man 3 came out in 2013.
Do you think Simpkins can take the place of RDJ?