Was anybody really worried about all that post-IRON MAN 3 hoopla surrounding Robert Downey Jr’s contract running out and whether or not he’d ever don the suit again? Nah. Us neither. But what’s interesting about Marvel Studios' announcement (read it in full here), is that the news confirms only AVENGERS sequels – part 2 hits in 2015, and 3, presumably, in 2018 – meaning that we’re very likely to have already seen the last of Downey Jr’s solo Iron Man adventures.
There’s no details regarding how much the studio had to cough up for the actor to return, but it’d only have made us sick to the stomach if we knew. Considering he got a reported $50m for THE AVENGERS, Downey Jr is on his way to becoming richer than the genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist he’s played since 2008!
MARVEL PHASE TWO Release Schedule:
Oct 30th 2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Sep 2013 - MARVEL'S AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D.
April 4th 2014 - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Aug 1st 2014 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
May 1st 2015 - UNTITLED AVENGERS SEQUEL
MARVEL PHASE THREE Release Schedule:
Nov 6th 2015 - ANT-MAN
May 2016 - ???
May 2017 - ???
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