Robert Downey Jr Signs For Two AVENGERS Sequels


Robert Downey Jr. will be back for Avengers 2 and 3 once again playing playboy billionaire and superhero Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Marvels Studios has just signed a deal with the actor securing his services for the superhero sequels.

There had been much speculation as to whether Downey Jr would return to the superhero franchise he helped launch for Marvel after his initial contract with the studio – which covered his appearances in three Iron Man films, a cameo in The Incredible Hulk and last summer’s The Avengers – came to an end.

And while it is good to know that Downey will be back for the two schedule Avengers films, unless his contract is renegotiated there won’t be another Iron Man film until Phase 4 of Marvel’s interconnected superhero franchises, which would kick off sometime after the 2018 release of Avengers 3. Of course, by that time the actor will be 54 years old and Downey has previously expressed reluctance about playing the character after the age of 50.

Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon will be performing both tasks again for at least the first sequel. Production is expected to begin in March 2014 on Avengers 2 for a May 1, 2015 release.

Via Marvel.

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William Gatevackes
June 20, 2013 2:22 pm

To the surprise of absolutely no one…

Rich Drees
June 20, 2013 2:23 pm

True. But I think there will be some who are disappointed that it looks like there won’t be anymore IRON MAN solo films.

William Gatevackes
June 20, 2013 2:29 pm

I’m a glass half full kinda guy in the sense that A) Downey Jr is still playing a character he excels at, B) he most likely will be able to do more, non-Marvel projects now, and C) less IRON MAN solo films opens ups slots for other Marvel characters and concepts. Win/win/win.

Debbie Kinyon McLain
June 20, 2013 2:32 pm

I didn’t read the article, but does this mean they’ll give raises to the other actors??

Britt Meitzler
June 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Lol that means I am stuck with my man for two more Avenger films because I am not going with my mom to the movies ever again after Ironman III. I felt guilty making her stay through the credits of a movie she clearly didn’t understand, and I didn’t find Stan Lee to which she replied “Stanley who” oh well, I’ll suffer a bit longer. Lol

Rich Drees
June 20, 2013 2:41 pm

Deb – No word on that yet.

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