First, he said there wasn't to be an Iron Man 4. Then, he said there would be one.

Now, Robert Downey Jr. is at it again, saying once more that another solo Iron Man film "isn't in the cards" in an interview with USA Today.

Downey Jr. is currently signed on for two additional Marvel movies (the two-part Avengers: Infinity War), so that doesn't leave much room for another Iron Man, even though the actor says he thinks it would be great.

"In a way it's Cap 3 but for me it's like my little Iron Man 4 and then it's back to the thing we all recognize," Downey Jr. tells USA Today. "Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through because that's how it is until it changes. If it changes."

That's not exactly the tune Downey Jr. was singing in October of 2014, when the actor went on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and basically admitted that a fourth Iron Man film was in the works. Even upon admitting that a new movie was coming, it would still require Marvel and Downey Jr. to write up a new contract. Looks like that hasn't happened yet. Here's what Downey Jr. had to say about renewing his contract a while back in an interview with EW:

"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 Jr. says in the interview. "When things are going great, there's a lot of agreement. Right now, this has just been swell, hasn't it? This has been a really good one and it feels good and we're having a good time."

His quote certainly seems to keep the possibility open for an Iron Man 4, and theoretically, the floor is still open for another film. We don't yet know what's in store for the Avengers after Infinity War, and Marvel could likely recast Iron Man if a fourth movie is ever made.

For now, given Downey Jr.'s track record on the matter, it's probably best not to put too much stock in his words that Iron Man 4 is or isn't happening.

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