Entertainment Weekly asked him about that, and the response seemed pretty positive:
â€œItâ€™s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and thatâ€™s on us to agree or disagree,â€ Downey said. â€œWhen things are going great, thereâ€™s a lot of agreement.â€
Until his bosses decide heâ€™s too rich for their blood, Downey says heâ€™s happy to hold on to the iron mask. â€œItâ€™s that thing of: Why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?â€ he saysâ€”then adds a caveat. â€œMost people are saying that right when they get knocked out.â€
In the past Kevin Feige said that Marvel would follow the James Bond model if they ever had to recast a character, such as Tony Stark. They wouldn’t reboot, they’d just continue on with a new actor in the role. Based on this interview, it sounds like that may not be needed yet.