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Friday 31 October 2014

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr signs up for two more Avengers movies

Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man in box office smash Avengers Assemble
Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man in box office smash Avengers Assemble
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3
Scarlett Johansson stars as superhero Black Widow in Avengers Assemble
Scarlett Johansson stars as superhero Black Widow in Avengers Assemble

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr has signed up for two more Avengers films.

Marvel announced that the actor will reprise his role as comic book superhero Iron Man/Tony Stark for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.

Downey Jr has played the character in a trilogy of Iron Man movies, as well as the first superhero ensemble Avengers film - entitled Avengers Assemble in the UK - which made 2.7 billion dollars (£1.7 billion) worldwide.

Joss Whedon is to return as director of the next Avengers film. He is writing the screenplay now, with production scheduled to begin next March ahead of a theatrical release in May 2015.

Downey Jr, 48, had previously suggested this year's Iron Man 3 might be his last spin in a stand-alone Iron Man film.

Marvel's announcement made no mention of an Iron Man 4 release.

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