MTV talked a bit with Robert Downey Jr. at the Tribeca Film Festival about how Iron Man 3 is coming along, and what he thinks about the possibility of being replaced as the leading man, Tony Stark, in the future.
Kevin Feige, the big cheese at Marvel Studios made a few comments about Iron Man being similar to James Bond and how of course someone else will take on the role once Downey Jr. is finished playing with it. But this presupposes that Downey Jr. playtime will ever end.
Check out his response to Feige’s comment in the video. Notable quotes are below the jump.
The rumor is that filming has already started in Wilmington, North Carolina. And some names have been thrown around as possible new cast members, but none of this has been confirmed. Perhaps we’ll see a bit of Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain in the third movie. Either he’s lying about them starting in the next few weeks, or all the cast and crew have already congregated in that area if that’s indeed where they will be filming because he’s apparently been sighted in that area.
It’s funny. Sometimes you have to call for a good old-fashioned British invasion. ‘Iron Man 3′ is really shaping up to be something special. We start in a couple weeks. I’m sure I’ll be leaking secrets to you as we move ahead.
A joke that is not a joke about being replaced:
I would really hate for someone else to think they could step into my shoes. I wonder who’s playing Tony Stark next. Is it you? Is that what you’re here to tell me? I know things are looking like that they could go on for a long while. As usual in my book, it’s all about quality control and delivering a product that you can have this kind of reaction to. If they keep doing that, maybe I’ll keep showing up.
Seems like that touched quite a nerve with him. I wonder if he’s always that arrogant. Granted, he IS an amazing Tony Stark.
Source: Comic Book Movie