Downey Jr. signs up for two more 'Avengers' movies

June 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play billionaire inventor Tony Stark and his alter-ego Iron Man in two more "Avengers" films, Marvel announced Thursday.

Downey has already played the iconic role in three "Iron Man" blockbusters and the super-powered ensemble picture "The Avengers," written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Whedon is writing and will direct "The Avengers 2," due in theaters in 2015.

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