Marvel Studios’ President of Production Kevin Feige has hinted about the possibility of a fourth and fifth Iron Man outing.
Feige insists that there are "more tales to tell" about the titular character, Tony Stark, who is played by Robert Downey. Jr.
Speaking to MTV, he said: "Characters like James Bond and Batman, whose stories go on and on and on - I think Tony is one of those characters. Where we go directly after Iron Man 3... I'm not looking too far ahead.
"I'm looking to finish Iron Man 3, getting into Avengers 2, and then seeing where we go from there. But I do think we have more Tony Stark tales to tell, and we'll take it one movie - or maybe two movies - at a time."
Feige further revealed that Iron Man 3 will be like ''post-traumatic stress'' for Stark, adding: ''Robert Downey Jr. gave his all to this performance. He left no stone unturned.
"So much of the journey of Iron Man 3 is informed by Tony's experiences in The Avengers. It's almost like post-traumatic stress: he really has retreated after the events of The Avengers into his workshop, where he's building advanced versions of his suits.
"He has [designed] a version of the suit that can latch onto him in individual pieces... anytime, anywhere. As he starts to realize, it's basically because he doesn't want to be out of the suit: he's seen a lot of things in Avengers and has encountered a lot of powerful people, much more powerful than he is."
Iron Man 3 hits cinemas on April 26, 2013.