Robert Downey Jr. Signs Up For ‘The Avengers 2’ and ‘The Avengers 3’

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Marvel announced today that they have signed a deal with Robert Downey Jr. to have him appear as Iron Man in the upcoming Avengers 2 as well as The Avengers 3.  What they haven’t done is confirmed him for Iron Man 4, which could mean they are putting the brakes on that franchise before it wears out its welcome.

If that is the case, it’s probably a good idea, as it will allow some new properties to enter the fray without saturating the market more than it already is.  Hit the break to read the full announcement from Marvel.

“I am Iron Man.”


Tony Stark’s famous closing line to the very first Iron Man film takes on new life today as Marvel is pleased to announce the signing of Robert Downey, Jr. to reprise the role of the “billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist.”


Under the two-picture agreement, Downey will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.” Downey is represented at CAA by Bryan Lourd, Jim Toth and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.


Downey, Jr.’s last two Marvel films, 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” and this year’s “Iron Man 3,” rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.


“Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Featuring favorites from the first Avengers film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.

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