Robert Downey Jr. signs up for more 'Avengers'
June 20th, 2013
05:05 PM ET

Robert Downey Jr. signs up for more 'Avengers'

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.

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What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son
December 7th, 2011
04:47 PM ET

What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son

Now that we know Robert Downey, Jr. and wife Susan are excitedly awaiting a baby boy, we wanted to find out how they're feeling leading up to their expected February due date.

For Susan, she's thinking "move down a little bit, I need a bit of breathing room please," she joked on Tuesday.

But as for Downey, he's having visions of stardom for his unborn: "I'm thinking, 'What are the child labor laws, and are you ready for your close up?'”

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Robert Downey Jr.: Hollywood, forgive Mel Gibson
October 17th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Robert Downey Jr.: Hollywood, forgive Mel Gibson

You can add Robert Downey Jr. to the list of celebs who are standing by embattled actor Mel Gibson.

Downey turned his acceptance speech at Friday's American Cinematheque Award ceremony into an opportunity to ask those in the industry to extend some forgiveness toward Gibson, according to The Wrap.

After Gibson handed Downey his award, the "Iron Man" star encouraged the audience "to forgive my friend his trespasses. Allow him to pursue his art without shame."

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'Thor' star: 'Avengers' will be a battle of big egos
May 2nd, 2011
03:58 PM ET

'Thor' star: 'Avengers' will be a battle of big egos

The real fighting in the upcoming "The Avengers" movie may not be between the superheroes and the villains but amongst the crime fighters themselves.

"It's Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor," Chris Hemsworth, who plays the latter character, told CNN at a junket for his action-packed "Thor." "[They] all come together and attempt to form an alliance. It's tension-filled. We've got some big egos in that group and they don't play well with others all the time, you know."

As Marquee previously reported, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans will play Iron Man and Captain America — characters the actors have each portrayed previously in solo films — while Mark Ruffalo has been cast as the big green monster the Hulk.

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Hilary Swank headed to 'Oz'?
April 26th, 2011
05:41 PM ET

Hilary Swank headed to 'Oz'?

Hilary Swank's next acting gig could take her somewhere over the rainbow. The two-time Oscar winner is being eyed for a role in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel.

According to Vulture, director Sam Raimi wants Swank to play an elder witch in "Oz, the Great and Powerful." The upcoming fantasy flick tells the backstory of such beloved characters as the Wizard and Glinda the Good Witch, and reveals info about the lesser-known Wicked Witch of the East, Evanorah, who had a house fall on her when Dorothy dropped in.

But if Disney has its way, Swank will get cast when monkeys fly: The studio reportedly is urging Raimi to hire Michelle Williams instead.

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Mila Kunis to play Wicked Witch in 'Oz' prequel?
February 18th, 2011
04:45 PM ET

Mila Kunis to play Wicked Witch in 'Oz' prequel?

If you thought Mila Kunis was a bad girl in "Black Swan," brace yourself for her next role: The actress is in talks to play the Wicked Witch of the West in the upcoming "Oz, the Great and Powerful" prequel.

According to Vulture, the film will tell the backstory of such beloved Oz characters as the Wizard and Glinda the Good Witch, and reveal info on the lesser-known Wicked Witch of the East, Evanorah, who had a house fall on her when Dorothy dropped in.

Golden Globe nominee Kunis would play Evanorah's sister Theodorah, who would go on to become Dorothy's nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West.

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