Despite teasing fans with the possibility of a fourth Iron Man film, given the current movie docket on Marvel’s list right now it is highly unlikely that they will have time to squeeze in another film just for our favorite man in iron. However, all may not be lost as Robert Downey Jr. has been confirmed as being cast in the new Sony and Marvel collaboration Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tony Stark and Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, will meet for the first time in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s third installment of the Captain America series and the last movie in Phase Three. Their relationship will move into the standalone Spider-Man film and we will get to see the MCU as it hasn’t been seen before — through the eyes of a Spider-Man!
Thankfully Homecoming is not going to be another origin story and will instead explore more of Spider-Man growing into a superhero and his beginnings in the MCU at large (someone please call Zach Snyder and let him know it’s possible to pick up a character and not do the origin story over again). After Sony’s last two attempts at doing justice to one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes things will hopefully be better (no offense Tobey and Andrew) with the new re-reboot as Spider-Man is back in his proper home — the MCU (note the title is a hat tip to Marvel getting one of its characters back as well).
According to Hollywood News Reporter sources, Downey had to handle a slew of new negotiations for Homecoming and his role in films beyond the first new Spider-Man film are unclear. Currently he is under contract for Avengers Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. Captain America: Civil War releases in theaters May 6th and Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated for July 7, 2017.[button link=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/robert-downey-jr-joins-spider-885829″ icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Hollywood Reporter[/button]