Fresh from the Marvel web site, we learn this morning that Robert Downey Jr. has signed a new two-picture agreement to appear as Tony Stark / Iron Man in Marvel’s The Avengers 2 and Marvel’s The Avengers 3. The last two films he did, Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012 and this years Iron Man 3 rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.
That’s billion with a ‘B’.
Considering how much was on the line, it’s a bit less surprising that it took so long for Marvel and Downey’s attorneys to reach an agreement.
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.
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