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Marvel Studios announced today that Robert Downey, Jr. signed a double - picture agreement to return to the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Marvel's The Avengers 2 and Marvel's The Avengers 3.
RDJ's last two Marvel films, 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and this year's Iron Man 3, came in as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.
Marvel's The Avengers 2 is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Starring the original cast from the first "Avengers" film as well as new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen. The Avengers 2 is said to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.