Robert Downey Jr. Will Return to Play Iron Man in THE AVENGERS 2 and THE AVENGERS 3

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There was some slight doubt if Robert Downey Jr. would be putting on the Iron Man armor again.  His contract with Marvel had ended, he carried a huge price tag (he told GQ he made about $50 million from The Avengers), and there was the possibility of recasting the role James Bond-style.  But talks began about six weeks ago for Downey to join The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.  Director Joss Whedon even chimed in saying that he didn’t want to do Avengers 2 if Downey wasn’t on board.

But all those worries can be put to rest.  The Tony Stark we know and love isn’t going anywhere.  Downey has signed a two-picture deal to star in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.  Hit the jump for more.

robert-downey-jr-iron-man-3For those who don’t know, Downey’s contract ran out before everyone else because not only had he been making movies with Marvel longer, but also because he got in before Marvel started issuing their 9-picture deals with all newcomers.  But Downey was worth the price as we saw this summer from Iron Man 3.  It remains to be seen if any other Avenger can draw the same crowd, but we’ll find out when Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier open this November and April 2014, respectively.

It’s worth noting that Iron Man 4 is not part of the deal, which pretty much guarantees that Iron Man 4 will not be part of Marvel: Phase Three.  Also, a two-picture deal means that Downey probably won’t show up in any other Marvel movie besides The Avengers 2 and 3 since any other film would likely count as a picture, no matter how small the role.

Additionally, I suspect The Avengers 3 will be his last go-round with the role.  Downey previously mentioned that he saw 50 as a good age to retire from the character, and he’ll be 53 when The Avengers 3 rolls around.  The Avengers 2 comes out on May 1, 2015, and since that comes three years after The Avengers, we can assume that The Avengers 3 will probably arrive in 2018.  At that point, Downey will have played the character for ten years in seven movies containing two trilogies.  If The Avengers 3 is the last time we see Downey put on the armor, it will hopefully be a damn fine finish for the actor who helped jumpstart the Marvel Movie Universe.

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  • Steven Ray Morris

    This is good.

  • Jones

    That’s damn good news! Iron man for Avengers 3 also! Do you guys think that they are gonna keep all characters from the 1. phase until then?

    • Nathaniel Haywood

      Yeah, I would assume so. Captain America and Thor both have movies coming up so they’ll be in it. Black Widow has a major role in the new Cap film, so I bet she’ll be there too. I could see them not bringing back Hawkeye since his character (as they’ve established him) doesn’t add much in terms of personality/dynamic. Everyone loved the Hulk the most in Avengers 1, so they’d be foolish not to bring him back. That’s my two cents, anyway…

  • Nathaniel Haywood

    Great news! I’m okay with the James Bond style recasting, but I’m not gonna say no to a little more RDJ as Iron Man.

  • Bob

    Great news.

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  • cloud720

    I wonder if they will recast all of the characters after avengers 3. Chris Evans contract should be up at the same time and I am sure that Evans and Downey aren’t the only two.

  • Norrtron

    Was anyone really worried?

    • Come on Brah

      Easy to say that now since this deal is set in stone…

      • cb

        You could’ve said it before as well. Both RDJ & Disney were making waaaaay too much bank to walk away from this.

      • Lance

        Hollywood is crazy enough where that can happen, though.

      • Lance

        Hollywood is crazy enough where that can happen, though.

  • Lex Walker

    I’m really curious to know how much Disney’s having to pay him for those two movies. If they paid him $50 million for Avengers 1, and the sequels are likely to make even more money, there’s no way he didn’t get at least $100 million or a share of the profits. That man is set for life (as if he probably already wasn’t).

  • Lex Walker

    I’m really curious to know how much Disney’s having to pay him for those two movies. If they paid him $50 million for Avengers 1, and the sequels are likely to make even more money, there’s no way he didn’t get at least $100 million or a share of the profits. That man is set for life (as if he probably already wasn’t).

  • sense11

    Good

  • Elephant

    I’ve enjoyed the character and the actor as much as anyone else, but hopefully Avengers 3 will be the end of the Iron Man movie character as well. By the end of Iron Man 3, this character seemed a little played out. And even if it wasn’t, do we really want to see the same character over and over again for over 10 years?
    I hope going to the movies doesn’t eventually turn into going to Starbucks for a new (but really the same) coffee drink, for decades. I hope the film-making art finds something new to say.

  • Jamesy

    Now who for Tony Stark/Iron man when they eventually go for a reboot? Zac Efron is IRON MAN!! Please don’t

  • B

    FANTASTIC!!! I want him back for AVENGERS 4, 5, 6 and IRON MAN 4, 5, 6 as well!!! He’s the man!

    • Strong Enough

      you want a 70 year old Iron Man?

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Good. Marvel might want to consider retiring Iron Man for a few years after Avengers 3. RDJ is inimitable.

  • Kryptonian Knight

    That’s great! RDJ deserves every penny. He’s the cornerstone for Marvel. I’m pretty sure by the time he’s done with Avengers 3 most of the other cast members will be too. I feel bad for who ever takes over the Tony Stark role. They will be very big shoes to fill!

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