Robert Downey Jr keen to continue playing Iron Man

Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr has hinted he will continue to play the role of Iron Man in the coming years

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Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr has suggested he will continue to play the role of Iron Man in the Marvel films.

The 49-year-old is contractually obliged to play the iconic character in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - which he's already completed filming - as well as another 'Avengers' flick.

And Downey Jr hinted he will continue to play the role thereafter, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "I'm sure we'll ride that thing. You've got to surf that all the way in to shore."

He added: "I think I was at the forefront of something that was coming into being, and I think it has carried me as much as I have informed it.

"That's the healthy way to look at it. It's so easy to become inflated by the successes, but what they really are are long, strong trends. It's just another wave."

Downey Jr assumed the role of Tony Stark - who is more commonly known as Iron Man - for the first time in 2008.

He has since appeared in two additional 'Iron Man' movies, grossing more than $2 billion worldwide.

However, in an interview conducted with Variety last month, Downey Jr was asked whether there are plans to make a fourth 'Iron Man' movie and he said: "There isn't one in the pipe. No, there's no plan for a fourth Iron Man."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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