Friday June 21, 2013 07:23
Robert Downey Jr signs on for more Avengers movies
Robert Downey Jr has signed on for at least two more movies as superhero and philanthropist Tony Stark, Marvel Studios announced Thursday.
The deal calls for the actor to appear in two sequels to last year’s 1.5-billion-dollar hit The Avengers.
The deal will cement his status as one of the top earning stars in Hollywood, as he was reported to have earned some 50 million dollars for his role in the Avengers. He has also starred in the three Iron Man movies made so far.
Writer-director Joss Whedon is already at work on The Avengers 2 script, with plans to begin shooting in March 2014 and debut May 1, 2015. (dpa)