Marvel should listen closely to one of their 'Avengers'! The star of the 'Iron Man' franchise Robert Downey Jr. recently revealed that he is open to play Tony Starks one more time if his good friend Mel Gibson can direct the fourth instalment.

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Downey would rerpise the role of 'Iron Man' if Gibson would direct a fourth film

Gibson has been one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars for the past three decades, but his career took a turn for the worse in 2006 when he shouted anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer who apprehended him during a DUI arrest.

While talking with Deadline, Downey was full of support when asked if he thinks the 58 year-old actor should be able to return to star and direct huge blockbuster movies.

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"He's a fundamentally different guy," he said. "I think it was just the very worst aspects of somebody's psyche being treated as though they were the blanket statement about a person," he said. "But honestly, we are talking about a competitive business and it all comes down to this: because he is so gifted as a storyteller and a director, I don't know that he requires some sort of mass forgiveness."

Earlier last month, Downey adamantly denied that there were any plans in place for a fourth 'Iron Man' movie, but when Deadline inquired if he would be interested if Gibson was set to direct the flick, he replied, "Correct, why not? That would be bananas."

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This may be the 49 year-old actor's way of repaying Gibson for casting him in 2003's 'The Singing Detective,' a film that helped Downey get his career back on track after several incidents with the law.