On August 31, 2009, Disney completed the acquisition of Marvel for $ 4.24 billion, opening a golden generation for the Mouse family in general and Marvel Studios in particular. After a decade of hard work, they now hold in the hands of the planet’s largest superhero movie universe – MCU, along with 23 blockbuster movies, divided into 3 different stages, recording attracted hundreds of millions of fans worldwide.
However, few people know that without it Iron Man 1 (released in 2008), it is unlikely that Disney would have dared to spend so much money to buy a movie studio that was still quite young at the time. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has bet a hand game on Robert Downey Jr. in the role of a very talented billionaire Tony Stark, and in fact proves he has “eaten”, success beyond expectation.
Iron Man 1 quickly became a worldwide hit, reaching box office revenue of 585.2 million USD – an impressive figure over 10 years ago. And most importantly, it was Ironman who helped Marvel in the eyes of Disney, who created the premise for a massive MCU in both reality and on the big screen. Later, Iron Man 2 (2010) and 3 (2013) continue to debut, though not as highly appreciated as the first part, but also turn the sales milestones of US $ 623.9 million and US $ 1,215 billion, making everyone else jealous.
Iron Man was the one who gave birth to the MCU in both reality and on the big screen.
With such momentum, many fans believe that Disney will continue to produce season 4 for this superhero, because Iron Man is also one of the most popular characters in the MCU for many years. But after all, the story of Iron Man only stopped after 3 separate movies. He continues to participate in the Avengers, still burning in fire Captain America: Civil War, still appear full of humor in Spider-Man: Homecoming. But of course, there was no more separate movie for Tony Stark.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, writers duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, two magic pens behind the epic script of Avengers: Endgame, shared about this issue. Stephen said:Whether you like all of the 23 MCU movies or not, the way Marvel Studios built their characters allows them to draw any story, exploit any aspect, no problem. If it was another studio, I would bet with them they were willing to “milk” Iron Man, continue to produce Iron Man 4”.
“But here we do not. Marvel wants to create opportunities, create ground for other superheroes. The decision to stop exploiting a major character like Iron Man is extremely risky, but it is also a great experience for us.”.
If it’s another studio, Iron Man will probably continue to be “milked” until he doesn’t make money anymore.
Markus further explained: “If Iron Man exploits, he will lose the high sense of this character, about the previous 3 movies. The end for Iron Man is just right, enough for everyone to know who this character is, how adorable. If you continue to produce Iron Man 4, surely many people will shake their heads”.
Actor Robert Downey Jr. himself has also repeatedly revealed the possibility that Marvel Studios will produce Iron Man 4, even suggested that Mel Gibson be the director for this movie. (Mel Gibson is a legendary director / actor with many classics such as Mad Max 1979, Lethal Weapon 1987 …).
But after all, the name Iron Man only stopped in 3 separate movies, the path of this character also ended after the heroic sacrifice at the end. Avengers: Endgame. Now, fans are extremely eagerly awaiting the MCU phase 4, the post-Tony Stark and Steve Rogers era, how will happen with the opening movie. Black Widow, scheduled to hit theaters on April 30, 2020.
According to DenofGeek