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Marvel: Robert Downey Jr. will return as Tony Stark in 2 "Avengers" films

by Matthew Price Modified: June 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm •  Published: June 20, 2013
Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man 3."
Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man 3."

Marvel reports that Robert Downey Jr. has signed a two-picture agreement to star as  Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.”

Joss Whedon, who directed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” is on board for “Marvel’s The Avengers 2,” set to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.

This appears to firm up Marvel’s production plans, while also indicating in the near future, the focus is on “Avengers” films as opposed to another solo “Iron Man” outing.   Iron Man’s fellow Avengers, Thor and Captain America, both have sequels set for their characters.  As of yet, no “Hulk” solo film appears to be in the offing, and no announcements have been made as far as the Hawkeye or Black Widow characters, though Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will appear in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” now filming.   Marvel also has “Ant-Man” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” in the works.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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