During a recent interview with the The Associated Press Robert Downey Jr. said “he aims to suit up for a third “Iron Man” flick”. Nothing more was said, although it is assumed he is hinting at Iron Man 3.
Thor and Captain America will be released next year and The Avengers is due in the summer of 2012, so one has to wonder what plans Marvel have for Iron Man 3. Now they are on a roll they are aiming to release at least 2 movies each year, which could mean they intend to get Iron Man 3 out in 2012. It would continue the two year gap which currently exists between Iron Man and Iron Man 2, although it would have to work around The Avengers which will unite all the hero’s in one film.
Robert Downey Jr. is expected to film Sherlock Holmes 2 later this year but he has nothing lined-up for 2011, so they could potentially film Iron Man 3 for a summer 2012 release. I guess we’ll hear more about Tony Stark’s future after the release of Iron Man 2 on May 7th.