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.

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.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Meh

    Dear Robert Downey...the best thing you ever did was give head on Less Than Zero
    Take more drugs

    June 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hello sailor boy

    June 24, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alvarez

    I'd like to drop a corn infused bowl of trouser chili over his head.

    June 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alucard

      You're just upset because you cant afford to play Everquest any more

      June 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. L1A Project--Can squash t.dell13 from there...

    June 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. L1Alocated.

    Not a good actress and a has been.

    June 23, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. all this red tape and whining just tells me there is no interest...

    June 23, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. I got woo'd by a man because i treated him like a king=how come you can't get woo'd


    June 23, 2013 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |

    June 22, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |


    June 22, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. M.A.P.

    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!!

    June 22, 2013 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Robert

    is a well respected actor in Hollywood.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 19 years of regular s-x

    these people are just not interested....

    June 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peter Bishop

    50 million. Just to be a comic book character? Now that is the America we all know and love.

    June 21, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      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..

      June 21, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I would never accept 50 million dollars. Even if i earnt it.

      June 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jason Glugla

    How grand of him to bless us little folks with his check cashing.

    June 21, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  15. Person

    It's all about he Benjamins.

    June 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Thorn4life

    I want too see it too

    June 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. rosethornne

    Joss Whedon.... ok, I'll go see it.

    June 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MOTORED IN..

      sounds good.

      June 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brown Coats

      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.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  18. Caveman

    Cool.. RDJ "IS" Tony Stark.. well, wait, he's Elon Musk's stunt double : )

    June 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |

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