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Every now and then a rumour comes along from a completely dubious source, and despite the fact it screams “made up story”, said rumour quickly starts picking up traction online. Today is one of those days…
According to reports, Marvel Studios has found its replacment for Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 4, and it will be Ty Simpkins, the young star of Iron Man 3, who’ll be donning the armor in 2019 as Tony Stark’s successor.
13-year-old Simpkins has been building a quite impressive resume with credits such as Revolutionary Road, Insidious, The Next Three Days and the upcoming Jurassic World, but to imagine Marvel would entrust him with its biggest solo franchise… well, it’s certainly a stretch.
Oh, and the fact that the original report comes from KDramaStars, who are notorious for fabricating news, means it is highly, highly unlikely that there’s so much as a shred of truth in this… »
- Gary Collinson
When Marvel announced their massive Phase Three lineup back in October, the studio revealed nine movies that will conclude with the release of Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in May 2019. The studio hasn't announced any plans beyond that, but a new rumor from Master Herald claims that the studio is developing Iron Man 4 for a 2019 release, which will not star Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Instead, the sequel will reportedly star the as-of-now 13-year-old Ty Simpkins, who portrayed the precocious youngster Harley Keener in Iron Man 3. He will be between 17 and 18 when the movie goes into production. Naturally, this news hasn't been confirmed by Marvel or Disney at this time.
Back in October, Robert Downey Jr. confirmed that Iron Man 4 is actually happening, but he revealed just a few days later that Marvel does not have any plans for the sequel. The actor also teased in October that he »
Remember Harley Keener from Iron Man 3? The adorable rapscallion from rural Tennessee who helped Tony Stark track down the Mandarin? Well, there is heavy rumor doing the rounds that he could be in line to replace Robert Downey Jr. as the titular superhero in a potential fourth installment to the Iron Man franchise. Crazy, right? The name of the thespian in question is 13-year-old Ty Simpkins, who has had a rather impressive start to his burgeoning acting career. According to Movie Pilot, who got their information from the ingeniously named website Bam Smack Pow, Ty Simpkins will make his debut as the character in 2019.s Iron Man 4. If this rumor is actually true, then the blockbuster would come out hot on the heels of Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. Ty Simpkins popped up in the likes of Revolutionary Road, Insidious, and The Next Three Days, but his turn in Iron Man 3 »
3 items from 2015
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