It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be rocking the Iron Man suit for at least two more films.
The actor's signed a two-picture deal to reprise his role as Tony Stark for "The Avengers 2" and "The Avengers 3." The announcement was made on Marvel's website, clearing up the speculation that Downey wouldn't return because of contract issues.
This will be good news to fans and folks like Downey's co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow, who in the "Iron Man 3" cover story for Entertainment Weekly said, "Personally, I think it would be very hard for someone to step into Iron Man, because it is so Robert." (There's still no word if Downey will return for any solo "Iron Man" movies, though.)
"The Avengers 2" is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Production is slated to begin in March 2014, with the film set for release May 1, 2015. There's no word on the payday for Downey Jr., but he reportedly made somewhere in the ballpark of $50 million for "The Avengers," according to GQ.
Making money, of course, hasn't been a problem for anyone involved in either the "Iron Man" or "Avengers" franchises. Last year's "Avengers" and 2013's "Iron Man 3" rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time. Together, the blockbuster juggernauts have earned $2.7 billion at the worldwide box office.
Dear Robert Downey...the best thing you ever did was give head on Less Than Zero
Take more drugs
I'd like to drop a corn infused bowl of trouser chili over his head.
You're just upset because you cant afford to play Everquest any more
Not a good actress and a has been.
Avengers 4: Attack of the fecal sludge monsters. Yknow the scene in jurassic park with the T rex and the water on the dashboard? It's like that except with plop ... plop.... PLOP. .... PLOP .... PPFfFFFRLPSLASSHSHSHSHH!!
is a well respected actor in Hollywood.
these people are just not interested....
50 million. Just to be a comic book character? Now that is the America we all know and love.
But he does such a great job at playing Iron man. Don't be a hater because they pay him so well. You'd take 50 million to do what you do too..
I would never accept 50 million dollars. Even if i earnt it.
How grand of him to bless us little folks with his check cashing.
It's all about he Benjamins.
I want too see it too
Joss Whedon.... ok, I'll go see it.
The earth is invaded by raging cannibals with a thirst for blood. While the Avengers are helpless, a spaceship arrives with a cynical captain and a misfit crew, looking for work. They get dragged in, and mayhem ensues. The movie results in a new TV Franchise completely unrelated to the Avengers being born.
Cool.. RDJ "IS" Tony Stark.. well, wait, he's Elon Musk's stunt double : )
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