The future of Tony Stark aka Iron Man beyond Iron Man 2 has been aligned with The Avengers film but never a third film in the Iron Man franchise. During roundtable interview sessions at Comic-Con, director Jon Favreau offered some insight into where Iron Man might fly next.
Per a recap of the interviews at UGO, a third Iron Man film is already on the drawing board and will make its way to theaters. The question mark right now is when.
A timetable will be determined depending on how the upcoming Thor and Captain America film productions play out. Their success could impact the schedule of The Avengers, which according to Favreau come out either before or after Iron Man 3.
Marvel Movies top movie dog Kevin Feige considers Iron Man their marquee franchise. Even if Thor and Captain America bomb and The Avengers prematurely hits the skids, Iron Man will continue to suit up and carry on.