The "Iron Man" film franchise has already built a solid following through the years, and fans wonder if "Iron Man 4" will still happen, considering that there are a lot of superhero movies coming to cinemas soon.
According to Lawyer Herald, the fourth installment of the film seems to be put on hold since the market is now oversaturated with a lot of superhero films. There's "Captain America: Civil War," which will be released this May, and "Deadpool," which is even coming sooner since it will be released in just a few weeks. Not to mention some upcoming DC films like "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in March and "Suicide Squad" in August. These only cover some of this year's superhero films, and there's a lot more coming in 2017 and 2018.
With an amazing movie lineup for moviegoers, fans wonder where this leaves "Iron Man 4." According to Master Herald, Marvel Studios is only doing a strategic move by putting off the fourth "Iron Man' film. The website said that since there's almost a superhero movie every quarter in the next four years, the viewers might have enough of watching the same genre.
The report then debunks some speculations that the reason why "Iron Man 4" can't push through is because of RDJ's high asking price for his salary. The website claims that Marvel and Disney can definitely give what the 50-year-old-actor is asking , but just can't move forward because of the films that are already lined up for release.
Another option that some fans and critics see that the film can do to go forward is by going "darker" in the next "Iron Man" film, according to Movie News Guide. However, reboots are often not well received by moviegoers, so it will be risky for the "Iron Man" movie to go Christopher Nolan-style.
No confirmed details have been set in stone yet, so fans can only wait and see whether "Iron Man 4" will still push through.