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In a nutshell, Robert Downey Jr. said in numerous interviews that age is of the essence, when it comes to portraying his Marvel character, Iron Man. The actor doesn't have interest in wearing the red and yellow painted armor in his 50s. Of course, if Marvel wants to continue the franchise, they could always hire a different actor or reboot the whole thing. It's not like it's never been done before!
Fortunately for Robert Downey Jr.'s fans, that won't be necessary for at least couple of more years. Read on!
Robert Downey Jr. has signed on for two more Avengers films, reprising his role as billionaire Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct the sequel to The Avengers, which was the top grossing film of 2012. Disney and Marvel's first film, starring Downey, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, has grossed $1.5 billion worldwide to date.
The sequel, which will feature a combination of returning characters and the introduction of new Marvel faces, is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.
[via Heat Vision]