Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't seem convinced that Iron Man 4 is going to happen.
Although fans of the movies are certainly hoping the folks at Marvel will continue making Iron Man until the end of time, the actress seems to think it's already over and done with. She dropped the bombshell during an interview with Bleeding Cool.
"I don't think there's going to be [an 'Iron Man 4']. I think we're done with 'Iron Man,'" she remarked during her recent chat.
For the record, actors and actresses tend to say a lot of things during interviews that don't necessarily pan out. While there's certainly no reason to believe that Gwyneth Paltrow is just spouting nonsense, it's always best to take these claims with a grain of salt.
However, Robert Downey Jr. has also stated that he isn't sure if he'll return for Iron Man 4. Of course, all of this talk about the series coming to an end could simply be a smokescreen for future Marvel projects. Besides, there's no telling what will happen to these characters over the course of Iron Man 3.
Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr.'s contracts expired after the completion of the latest installment in the popular franchise. This could mean that Marvel is interested in bringing in different actors for the roles at some point down the road. Again, it's all speculation at this point.
What we do know is that Iron Man 3 is already out in theaters in the UK. North American fans will have their chance to catch the flick in cinemas on May 3. For those of you without a calendar, that's next Friday. Judging from early reviews, the movie should be something special.
As for Gwyneth Paltrow's comments regarding Iron Man 4, only time will tell if she knows what she's talking about. Given her role in the franchise, there's a good possibility she privy to more information about the franchise's future than most of us.