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Robert Downey Jr. Won't Return For Iron Man 4; Admits To INSANE Pay Day!

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Mr. Stark could be hanging up his suit…FOR GOOD!

Robert Downey Jr. WILL NOT come back for a fourth installment of Iron Man 4, but then again, why would he??!

Dude confirmed that he is swimming in cash after getting paid a whopping $50 million for Iron Man 3!

However, Robert hasn't ruled out returning for The Avengers!

But why did Rob get so many Benjamins?

One financial analyst explained:

"He is Tony Stark. The other individual franchises — Thor, Captain America, Hulk — etc., don't have near the level of box-office potential that Iron Man does. The other way to look at it is that Iron Man would probably look more like those other franchises in terms of box-office performance without Downey."

It's true! He IS Tony Stark.

What would the badass superhero be without his equally badass star??!

Fortunately for us and his bank account, Robert STILL hasn't ruled out returning for The Avengers!

We can almost hear the CA-CHING now!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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20 comments to “Robert Downey Jr. Won't Return For Iron Man 4; Admits To INSANE Pay Day!”

  1. james says – reply to this


    How about just doing it for the fans and the love of making great movies? That said, no matter how great an actor, It's not even conscionable that anyone makes that kind of money.

  2. icandigit says – reply to this


    NO entertainment is worth 50mil that's just appalling. Clowns (no matter how cute) should NOT be worth multi-millions - sorry. I will have NO problem pirating movies from now on since I have seen how much these clowns are being paid - no one deserves that much cash to keep us entertained.

  3. BikiniMini says – reply to this


    GROSS! Why do they get paid so much? The entertainment industry makes WAY too much money to pay actors that sort of cash. Money could be way better spent / invested instead of entertainment. I'm embarrassed!

  4. Rose says – reply to this


    Word has it working with Gwen was unfun.

  5. lala says – reply to this


    Re: icandigit – Its good you found a new reason to vailidate that.

  6. icandigit says – reply to this


    Re: lala
    No One deserves that sort of money to "ENTERTAIN"
    I will get my entertainment from farting bubbles in a tub from now on.

  7. 7

    The movie will make 10 times that. That's why he's paid so much.

  8. Demode says – reply to this


    Downey will be back as Iron Man for Avengers 2 and 3. Everybody knows this. He will probably also cameo in other superhero films.

  9. Toni Ogilby says – reply to this


    Starting to get really annoyed with everyone giving off about the $50M pay check.
    Marvel did not offer him 50 mill to play Iron Man, his income was based on a percentage of whatever the film had made. That was negotiated long before The Avengers, which is why he got so much money. I'm sure Marvel were pissed they had to fork out so much.

  10. 10

    Man, people (and by people I'm almost certain the first three comments are the same person) get so jelly when a guy makes bank like this. Who should have gotten this money? Some random suits that did nothing to create art but write some checks? You should ALWAYS be happy when the actual artists are making money like this…

  11. Audi says – reply to this


    I know why robert no longer willing to play on his next ironman, because maybe he was too old and could no longer play ironman again, hahaha

  12. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: BikiniMini – Because he will probably bring in 3 times his salary on opening weekend alone OK?

  13. Mitch says – reply to this


    The title says he wont return for Iron Man 4, well where in this article does HE say he won't return?

  14. 14

    Lies! He threatened not to come back if they didn't give Scarlett and Hemsworth a raise. Which the amount they already make is ridiculous but those two do deserve to have as much as the rest.

  15. jamie edwards says – reply to this


    Everyone complaining about Downey getting paid $50 million, i honestly could not believe that if you were offered $50 million, you would turn it down. Thats just ridiculous.

  16. Michael says – reply to this


    Come On! I Love Robert Playing As Tony Stark…

  17. Sophia says – reply to this


    NO! You cannot get rid of Robert Downey Jr. Without him in Iron Man, there is no Iron Man. Its like a singing competition without Simon Cowell. It will be a train-wreck. A lot of people will be disappointed.


  18. Andrew says – reply to this


    I think he should return for avengers 2 and have Iron man quit,or we could have Stark die in Avengers 2 so there wouldn't be another re-casting.

  19. Cliffhanger77 says – reply to this


    Robert's contract is up, that's all. He's negotiating with the studio that is literally making BILLIONS from his character. Not only that, but ALL the other Avengers actors' salaries are to be tied in with his, as ALL of them were grossly underpaid for the first Avengers movie. It's MARVEL who is the cheapskate. Robert made a lot of money because he took a gamble on the first Iron Man movie — he would have been underpaid had he taken their inadequate salary offer, so instead he chose to take part of the backend of the deal, which would only pay off IF "Iron Man" was a hit (which was by NO means a given…Iron Man was a secondary Marvel character that few people had even heard of at that point!). So he took the gamble - and of course "Iron Man" WAS a huge hit, and it paid off, and his contract locked him into the same deal for Iron Man 2 and 3 and Avengers. So he HAS made millions — but because he took a chance and because Marvel was so cheap to begin with! Too bad, Marvel, and good for you, Downey! And now his contract is up. He'll come out with a $100M deal — and he'll have also achieved amping up his co-stars' salaries, too. GOOD FOR HIM if he achieves it. He quietly gives a lot of $$ to MANY charities throughout L.A., including lots of rehab centers.

  20. Gubgub says – reply to this


    I tend to agree with mewlover, rob is making an obscene amount of money for his role as ironman. I'd rather rob make that kind of money as an artist with a real talent for what we all love, his role as a character we all enjoy instead of a suit who has no talent at all who's making all the money for doing nothing but writing checks! Most of these socialites are living off of you and me through their greed and not paying their fair share! Silver spoon all the way up the ladder! From one generation to the next, stealing, raping and pillaging society! My eyes are open!