Well apparently RDJ has entered negotiations for Avengers 2 and 3, but not Iron Man 4. I can see how he might not want to do another solo movie if he's getting older and maybe a little tired of playing the character. In those ensemble casts he doesn't have to do all the heavy lifting.
Comicbookmovie.com had a few snapshots from the "Art of Iron Man 3" book. They show all the armors through Mark 42. I am going to have to check it out just for that! The "Art of" books are always great. I really liked the books for Thor, Cap, and the Avengers.
Do you thnk Avengers 2 and 3 could get even more money (if it's even possible) because RDJ doesn't want to do anymore solo movies, so if people want to see him they'll need to see Avengers?
Cool sketches! The frame by fame sketches of the Extremis soldier ripping off the arms and legs of one of the armors is hilarious. Looks like an ode to the knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail!
It's interesting that he's negotiating for both of them together. I kinda figured Avengers 2 was gonna be his last time in the role, but it looks like that's not true. I like Iron Man, but I'd be happy to focus on some other Marvel heroes in solo movies and just have Tony show up in Avengers movies. Do that Ms. Marvel movie they supposedly have a script for, or Black Panther or Doctor Strange. Or a good Daredevil movie.