'Iron Man 4' Release Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Next Installment Will Have A Younger Protagonist, How About Robert Downey Jr?

By Kathleen Nava , Updated Sep 08, 2016 12:49 AM EDT

It definitely does not make any sense that "Iron Man 4" will have a different and younger protagonist. Unfortunately, a new report is suggesting this idea. So what will happen to Robert Downey Jr.?

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Master Herald reported 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 in 2019 but as expected, neither Marvel nor Disney commented on this matter.

Ty Simpkins was Robert Downey Jr.'s co-star in "Iron Man 3." He was that kid that Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man be-friended in the film. Now at 15 years old, he is rumored to be fronting "Iron Man 4." 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.

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Ty Simpkins may be young, but he already had a lot of experiences under his belt. The young actor starred in a supernatural horror film, "Insidious," and its sequel, "Insidious 2." Ty Simpkins was also a part of the science fiction adventure movie, "Jurassic World."

While fans are still baffled as to what's really going to happen in "Iron Man 4," these whispers and speculations can't seem to let go of the idea that Robert Downey Jr. will not be the main lead in his very own solo film. The most popular "Iron Man 4" plot was for Robert Downey Jr. to be replaced by a 15-year-old girl, Riri Williams. While "Iron Man 4" fans are still scratching their heads about that idea, now Ty Simpkins is reportedly leading "Iron Man 4." 

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Is Marvel Studios really ready for a drastic change? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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