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Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2013

Robert Downey Jr officially set to play Iron Man for ‘Avengers 2’ in two picture deal with Marvel

Marvel officially made the announcement that Robert Downey Jr is set to reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in two more Marvel Studios films.

Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 3 posterThe June 20 news on Marvel.com confirms earlier reports that the Iron Man 3 star was interested in returning for Avengers 2 and Avengers 3, but not a fourth Iron Man film.

The sequel will start production on March 2014 led again by writer and director Joss Whedon.

Downey’s past 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 set for release on May 1st 2015.

Here’s the official press release:

“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.

Thrilled by this mega announcement, Marvelites? Well, be sure you stay glued to Marvel.com because in the coming days and weeks and months, Marvel.com will be FIRST in the world to reveal additional casting updates, new characters coming to Marvel movies and so much more — directly from the most secret meetings at Marvel! You wouldn’t want to miss out on that now, would you?!

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