Robert Downey Jr. reportedly wants Mel Gibson to direct "Iron Man 4." The "Braveheart" star is currently overseeing "Hacksaw Ridge," a wartime drama.
In an interview with Uproxx, director Shane Black revealed that Robert Downey Jr. wants Gibson for "Iron Man 4." This comes after the "Avenger" star announced that he is willing to do more movies as Tony Stark in the future.
"Mel was great to him," Black said. "Mel's been really nice to a lot of people, including me."
"Mel's a great guy and I understand his new directing project is actually quite interesting... Yeah, one of these days, maybe Downey will do another one. I'd love to work with Robert again."
The "Iron Man 3" director also talked about Robert Downey Jr.'s willingness to do "Iron Man 4" and its sequels in the future. "He's mellowed on that," he added.
"We had troubles," Shane Black said about "Iron Man 3." "The good news is, Downey and I seem to get on pretty well. We'll bicker now and again, but to me just having him on board elevates the material. So, the toughness was in the logistics instead of the relationships."
Daily Mail reported that Robert Downey Jr., 51, revealed earlier this month that he will continue to make "Iron Man" movies for another two years, at least. He has previously said that he will be distancing himself from future Marvel projects.
"I can't imagine how they could but that doesn't mean that they can't," "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau told IGN. "I just can't wrap my head around that one."
"To me he's the one element that has unified all of it, and I think kept a consistent tone, and the integrity of his acting ability and his talent really works wonderfully synergistically with the Marvel universe. I think that his personality is something which helps define it. That being said, nothing would surprise me, but for me it would be a hard pill to swallow and big shoes to fill."