'Iron Man 4' Release Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Robert Downey Jr. Will Be Replaced By A Young Boy?

By Kathleen Nava , Updated Sep 01, 2016 04:43 AM EDT

Eversince the idea of "Iron Man 4" was brought up, it was plagued with speculations like Robert Downey Jr. passing his baton to a teenage girl. But a report claims that Robert Downey Jr. a.k.a. Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man will in fact be replaced by a young boy that he already knew and had a connection before.

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The name Ty Keegan Simpkins may not ring a bell to most people, but this 15-year-old actor already had a lot of experiences under his belt, including films like "Insidious," "Insidious: Chapter 2," "Jurassic World," and "Iron Man 3." Yes, Ty Simpkins was that kid that Tony Stark be-friended in "Iron Man 3."

Master Herald now reports that Ty Simpkins will be replacing Robert Downey Jr. for the lead role in the next installment, "Iron Man 4." The site also noted that "Iron Man 4" may be released on 2019 but as expected, neither Marvel nor Disney commented on this matter. If this new rumor will in fact be true, Ty Simpkins will be much older than he is now when "Iron Man 4" goes into production. So what will be the storyline for this new angle?

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The most popular "Iron Man 4" plot was for Robert Downey Jr. to be replaced by a 15-year-old girl. Marvel Studios is known for stirring things up to gain more publicity. So is this also the same case that they're doing with "Iron Man 4?" As it turns out, the report regarding Riri Williams was actually based on the Marvel Comics and not from the Marvel Studios "Iron Man 4" script.

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Another shocking news about the fate of Iron Man is that he will allegedly be killed off in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," reports Ecumenical News. Is Marvel Studios really ready for a drastic change? Does this mean that "Iron Man 4" is still not 100% fixed? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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