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Robert Downey Jr.

  1. Robert Downey Jr. Signs for The Avengers 2 and 3; No Iron Man IV In Sight


    The release of Iron Man 3 saw an uptick in questions about Iron Man IV and Robert Downey, Jr.'s place in Marvel's business plans. This is sort of natural talk for any given blockbuster film, but it was particularly pertinent because Downey's contract with Marvel was up: he'd done all the films he signed on for. A lot of speculation swirled as the actor made open statements like "I'm not going to be playing Iron Man forever," and "sure, I'd be interested to watch somebody else in the suit." But nobody really expected Marvel or Disney to pass up a chance to resign the actor behind their highest grossing superhero sub-franchise, and Marvel announced that a new deal has been struck today.

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  2. Boy Meets RDJ and Cries When He Discovers He Is Not Iron Man

    There Can Be Only One

    Little Jaxon Denno loves Iron Man-- so when he learned that Iron Man would be in town (Robert Downey Jr. is filming a movie called the Judge in Western Massachusetts) and was happy to come and meet him, he was ecstatic. When RDJ showed up instead of Tony Stark, however, he was not so excited.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Robert Downey Jr. As A Classical Work Of Art

    Things We Saw Today

    By Jacques Louis David at Worth1000. (CubicleBot)

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  4. All Sides Suit Up To Negotiate the Future of Marvel… Maybe With Blade, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, and The Runaways?

    Fact From the Vapor of Nuance

    If you've been seeing a lot of news stories lately where Robert Downey, Jr. casually says something to the effect of "I'm not going to be playing Iron Man forever" or "yeah, I'd be interested in seeing who else could be Tony Stark," it might be informative for you to remember that his contract actually is up to be renegotiated in this post Iron Man 3 era. These seemingly casual remarks are actually the first salvos in the epic game of moneyball that's about to be played between Downey and Marvel Entertainment over what he'll be paid to appear in The Avengers 2 and possibly The Avengers 3. This means that some news outlets are pulling out all their unnamed sources to talk some straight insider talk about the contract negotiations between Downey, all of his Avengers co-stars, and Marvel. So you should take this with a grain of salt, but one of those news outlets is claiming that Marvel is mulling over script ideas for some pretty exciting secondary characters.

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  5. Listen To “Robert Downey Jr.” Sing About His Snazzy Iron Man Suit

    Fans Do Cool Things

    I almost left Robert Downey Jr.'s name out of the title because it's possible he would do something like this for real. But this is a parody. A very well-executed parody. You may remember Wesley Freitas' work from his Big Trouble in Little China/"Gangnam Style" or Dark Knight Rises/"Call Me Maybe" parodies. This time he's pretending to be Iron Man and singing in the style of Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie." Enjoy! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Sticking to the Original Blueprints Keeps Iron Man 3 Working


    “The world is getting weird,” declares faithful former bodyguard Happy (Jon Favreau) early in the first act of Iron Man 3. He’s not wrong. Everybody’s favorite genius billionare playboy philanthropist is back for a fourth round, facing a changing world, and a changing self. After the invasion of New York, and the start of the Avengers, there’s plenty on the table for Mr. Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to handle, from terrorists to his mercurial relationship to his own obsessions. Fortunately for us, though, IM3 doesn’t take too steep of a dive into Tony’s demons. It stays at a neat cruising altitude: charming, effusive, with requisite explosions aplenty. Much like the most used and battered of Tony Stark’s suits, Iron Man 3 has some loose pieces that rattle, but it holds together for a fun, familiar ride. Material under the cut contains arc-reactor-powered SPOILERS. Read at your own discretion.

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  7. New Superheroes, One Not-So-New Superhero, Might Pop Up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    The Boob Tube

    Followers of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will know that Agent Coulson will be popping up in the show—in fact, he's one of the leads—and that Agent Maria Hill might put in an appearance as well. But what about other characters from the Marvelverse? People who've been in the comics but not the movies, say? Like new superheroes? Entertainment Weekly asked Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige just that, and his answer was pretty intriguing.

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  8. Brace Yourself for Iron Man 3 With This Quick Animated Recap [Video]

    Are you ready to see Iron Man 3 this weekend? I know I'm ready to see Iron Man 3 this weekend. If you happen to be joining the Stark train late in the game, there's three movies that you really need to read up on before seeing the latest and greatest. Iron ManIron Man 2, and The Avengers all feature heavy doses of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Thankfully, the National Post has a lovely animated recap prepared for just such an occasion.

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  9. Stars Shine At The Iron Man 3 Red Carpet But Robert Downey Jr. Doesn’t Wear Anything Fun


    Last night we posted a livestream of the Iron Man 3 premiere from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Today, Disney has graciously shared some images from the red carpet and after party. I guess I was spoiled by Robert Downey Jr. in lederhosen but I'm a little let down he didn't wear anything wacky. Take a look at the stars from the film and see who else popped up from the Marvel Universe.

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  10. Iron Man 3 Stars To Get a Different Sort of Suited Up at the Red Carpet Premiere. And We Have a Livestream! [VIDEO]


    The red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3 starts at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PST), and we have a livestream for you, you lucky ducks! I'm not sure if anything's going to go on besides people walking down a red carpet and occasionally being interviewed (is that all that happens at these things?), but even if there's isn't something super-cool like Robert Downey Jr. soaring into the theater wearing an Iron Man suit, the list of people who'll be walking the red carpet (most of the stars of The Avengers in addition to the Iron Man 3 cast. Plus Stan Lee!) is pretty impressive. Check back at nine and hit the jump to see if that rumor about Ben Kingsley showing up to all the premieres dressed as the Mandarin actually has something to it. In the meantime, you can always stare at Tony's grumpy face.

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