Robert Downey Jr. will keep fighting alongside his buddies from Avengers, at least for the next two movies and, who knows, maybe we will also get to see the hero in another installment of Iron Man.
Marvel Studios recently announced that they have signed a contract with Robert Downey Jr. that will see the return of the “billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark and his superheroic alter ego Iron Man for two more movies”.
The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3 will be the fifth and sixth times Downey Jr. suits up as Iron Man on the big screen. Readers might remember that the Iron Man actor’s contract with Marvel ended with the previous Iron Man, however after the huge success of Iron Man 3, which has recently crossed the $1.2 billion mark worldwide, it can come as no surprise that the company was quick to renew his contract.
Avengers director Joss Whedon stated earlier that he couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role of Iron Man. ”He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond,” Whedon stated when asked about the future of Avengers if Downey Jr. didn’t sign a new contract.
While details on the new contract have been sparse, Downey did tell GQ in April that he cashed in $50 million for the first Avengers movie.
The Avengers 2, which hits theaters on May 1, 2015, is slated to begin production in March at Pinewood-Shepperton in Buckinghamshire, UK.
This will be the fourth Marvel movie filmed at the studio after Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy which is filming there this summer. In contrast, The Avengers was filmed at various locations throughout the U.S. including Albuquerque, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and New York City.
“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?!
The 48-year-old actor revealed to the Sun that he started using drugs from a young age emulating his father, Robert Downey. Sr – who was a frequent drug user, Contactmusic reported.
He feels that his life would have been easier if his dad had put firmer rules in place when he was a youngster. The star also credited his second wife, Susan Downey for getting his life back on track and encouraging him to create order and future plans.
The actor, who claimed that he started using marijuana at the age of six, has been drug free since 2003. He admitted that his addiction to substances meant his career took a back seat and he developed a negative attitude towards acting for some time.
I received a lovely e-mail of notification that Iron Man 3 is going to cover new issue of Cinefex.
Robert Downey Jr. fans won¹t want to miss the summer issue of Cinefex, the
quarterly film magazine that covers visual effects like no other. Due out in
mid-June, Issue #134 features a 27-page story on the making of “Iron Man 3,”
including in-depth interviews with key effects artists who worked on the
film, and 25 behind-the-scenes photos and frame clips from the movie, many
of them exclusive to Cinefex. Other stories in this bigger-than-usual issue
include “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Oblivion” and the upcoming Roland
Emmerich thriller “White House Down.” With two fan-favorite blockbusters in
release, and great imagery from each, they’re giving covers to both Star
Trek and Iron Man, and you get to choose which cover you want when you
purchase your copy as a single back issue direct from Cinefex.
You can pre-order it from the following link.
Wax feature of Robert as Sherlock Holmes at Madame Tussauds.
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