Wow, this might feel uncomfortable to hear, but Tony Stark met his demise while heroically saving the universe in the monumental film Avengers: Endgame back in 2019. It’s regarded as an iconic moment in superhero movie history, and since then, references to his impactful sacrifice have been prevalent in almost every subsequent Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) installment.
Unfortunately, the prospect of an Iron Man 4 seems bleak due to Tony Stark’s tragic end. It’s not merely a matter of avoiding Robert Downey Jr.’s presumably high salary demands for reprising the role but also a deliberate choice by Disney and Kevin Feige to honor Stark’s meaningful exit. Feige explicitly stated that they have no intention of resurrecting Stark’s character, firmly expressing, “We would never want to magically undo it in any way.”
Is there an ‘Iron Man 4’ release date?
As things stand, there’s no scheduled release date for Iron Man 4 because, simply put, there isn’t one and likely won’t be in the future. Nevertheless, Tony Stark’s legacy endures despite his passing. The closest continuation to an Iron Man storyline arrives in the form of the forthcoming Disney Plus series, Ironheart. This show will spotlight Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams, a character inspired by Stark, who made her debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. As of now, its anticipated release date stands at September 3, 2025.
Moreover, Ironheart will serve as a prelude to Armor Wars, which initially began as a TV series but has since transformed into a theatrical release. Specific details remain scarce, but it’s confirmed that Don Cheadle will reprise his role as James Rhodes/War Machine, alongside Thorne returning as Riri Williams.
Although the fourth Iron Man installment won’t come to fruition and Tony Stark’s narrative has concluded, his technological contributions will significantly impact the MCU for many years to come.