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'Iron Man 4' in the works for Robert Downey, Jr., Forbes' highest-paid actor?

It is a good week to be Tony Stark -- especially if you're Robert Downey, Jr., who has been named by Forbes as the highest-paid actor two years in a row with $75 million.

With The Avengers: Age of Ultron still in production, now comes Downey suiting back up for not only Avengers 3, but also the possibility of a fourth installment in the Iron Man franchise, according to Entertainment Weekly (EW).

'Why give up the belt?' the 49-year-old said.

To illustrate, why give up the suit of armor?

Since the summer of 2008, Downey has been at the center of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Tony Stark/Iron Man, the billionaire playboy/genius/philanthropist who becomes an armored superhero against terrorism and corruption -- leading to Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. to initiate Stark, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye to become the Avengers, a team of 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' who fights the battles that no one ever could.

The number-one movie of 2012, The Avengers broke multiple box office records to become the highest-grossing, live-action superhero film of all time -- and Downey received a 'Marvel'-ous payday of $50 million dollars.

Two years after the battle of New York, the team will reassemble for the Age of Ultron, in which the Avengers must deal with the S.H.I.E.L.D. fallout, as they must prepare to battle another formidable foe who may be more dangerous than Loki ever was.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1, 2015.