Robert Downey Jr according to Forbes magazine was the highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2014 having reportedly received approximately $80 million in pay.
His popularity with movie fans combined with his long-time association with Marvel Comics as Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise has provided him with considerable leverage in pay salary negotiations according to various online entertainment publications such as Movie News Guide resulting in some interesting negotiations between his representatives and the notoriously cheap Marvel Studios (Movie News Guide - September 8).
The Iron Man star has allegedly asked for a $50 million raise to continue his role as Tony Stark for Iron Man 4 and considering that according to Fool.com his Iron Man 3 movie earned a reported $1.2 billion world there are movie followers on social media who believe he is worthy of a pay raise.
Robert Downey Jr received $40 million for his appearance in the upcoming 'Captain America: Civl War' movie and is viewed by some entertainment fans as inextricably linked to the role of Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise.
He has fans thinking about him as Iron Man, a show that is one of the leading film franchises worldwide which puts him in the enviable position of literally being able to 'dare' the produces and executives of the film franchise to even consider alienating fans of the movies by deciding to change him as Iron Man because of salary reasons.
Robert Downey Jr, an actor who looks as if he will be one of the rare people to make a film studio open up its wallet because of his immense connection with fans and his Marvel Comics character.