Immediately after “Iron Man 3” was shown in 2013, there have been talks of negotiations between Marvel and the actor for his possible return for “Iron Man 4.”
However, it seems that negotiations have come to a stalemate because of money matters as it appears that Robert Downey Jr. would no longer settle for what he got for “The Avengers” that was shown in 2012 and “Iron Man 3” released the following year.
The actor got a cool $50 million for “The Avengers” including bonuses and backend compensation. He also got the same amount for “Iron Man 3.”
However, with the immense success of “Iron Man 3” which became the 7th all-time top grossing film in history with its worldwide box office take of $1.22 billion, it is likely that RDJ upped his ante a bit thus resulting to procrastinated negotiations between him and Marvel.
For sure, he got paid not less than $50 million for his stint in the recently-shown “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and he would likely earn the same or more for “Captain America: Civil War.”