The Invincible Robert Downey Jr.
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RDJ Discusses Returning for ‘Iron Man 4’

Are we going to get another Iron Man movie?

Marvel Studios has been unequivocal: Yes, someday. They see Tony Stark as being just as evergreen as James Bond. But the unanswered follow-up is: Will a fourth movie be with Robert Downey Jr., the star who helped launch this entire universe of interlocked superhero films?

Everyone is playing coy on that front, but we may find out more this weekend when Marvel starts filling in the blanks on all those untitled movies that have been dated through 2019.

When EW visited the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we asked Downey point-blank: Does he want to star in an Iron Man 4?

His answer wasn’t so point-blank. In fact, he starts to sound a little like a Magic 8-Ball as he tries to keep it vague. But the answer we gleaned was: Signs point to yes.

“It’s down to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] and Ike [Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment] and Disney to come to us with what the proposal is, and that’s on us to agree or disagree,” Downey said. “When things are going great, there’s a lot of agreement.”

So far, so good. Each Marvel sequel has outgrossed its predecessor, and Iron Man remains the MVP. And Downey knows it.

“Right now, this has just been swell, hasn’t it?” the actor said with a big smile, during a break in filming on Avengers sequel. “This has been a really good one and it feels good and we’re having a good time.”

If you’re counting, that’s three “goods.” But three isn’t the number that counts most.

Downey was also listed by Forbes this week as the highest paid actor in the world, having earned $75 million over the past year — mostly from his backend deal for Iron Man 3, the highest-grossing movie of last year at $1.2 billion.

Until his bosses decide he’s too rich for their blood, Downey says he’s happy to hold on to the iron mask. “It’s that thing of: why give up the belt when it feels like you can barely get jabbed?” he says — then adds a caveat. “Most people are saying that right when they get knocked out.”

He shrugs, and until Marvel says otherwise, Downey leaves us with points of ellipses and a grin: “The future is, as usual, uncertain.”

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Robert Downey Jr. Is Forbes’ Top-Earning Actor
Robert Downey Jr. is top earner for period from June 2013 to June 2014, matching his income from the previous year, thanks to the continuing strength of his Iron Man portrayal in various Marvel films.

Tony Stark may be the richest man in the Avengers, but the man who plays him is doing pretty well too, sitting pretty once again atop the Forbes’ list of the Top 25 Earning Actors. Robert Downey Jr. matched his $75 million take from the previous year to earn the top spot for the period from June 2013 to June 2014.

Amazingly, Downey accomplished his back-to-back victories without releasing a film during the period accounted for. It was the staying power of Iron Man 3, and his back-end deal, that earned him the $75 million for the most recent year. Iron Man 3 first hit theaters in May 2013, but continued making money for months afterward, amassing more than $1.2 billion in the global box office.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe star was joined by fellow Avenger Chris Hemsworth, with $37 million, thanks to Thor: The Dark World surpassing earnings from the previous film in the franchise. Upcoming Marvel star Bradley Cooper came in third with $46 million, with star turns in The Hangover Part 3 and American Hustle. He’s sure to score again when Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters in August.


Dwayne Johnson came in second for the earning period with $52 million, thanks to the continuing strength of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, while Leonardo DiCaprio ranked fourth with $39 million. He did it with more sophisticated adult fare like “The Great Gatsby” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The Top 10 is rounded out by Liam Neeson ($36 million), Ben Affleck ($35 million), Christian Bale ($35 million), Will Smith ($32 million), and Mark Wahlberg ($32 million).
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Robert Downey Jr. Expecting Third Child

Robert Downey Jr. is about to welcome his first baby girl.

His wife, Susan Downey, is expecting a girl in November, his reps have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Avengers star announced the news on Twitter on July 9 with a characteristically casual message:

Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?

Robert confirmed the news on Facebook as well.

Um. I don’t know if it’s a ‘man’s world,’ but I’m certain women run it. Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl. November.

This will be the couple’s second child together, joining two-year-old son Exton Elias Downey. Robert, 49, has a 20-year-old son, Indio, with ex-wife Deborah Falconer.

Downey currently appears in the culinary comedy Chef and stars in the upcoming courtroom drama The Judge, hitting theaters Oct. 10. He will appear in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is now filming.
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'The Avengers' Return To San Diego Comic-Con

Mark Ruffalo has confirmed that the major cast members from Avengers: Age of Ultron will appear at San Diego Comic-Con International.

The stars of the first Avengers movie were formally unveiled at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con event, and now Ruffalo has revealed that the sequel’s cast will be flown in from London for next month’s event.

"Yeah, we’re gonna go out there. We’re all flying, we’re flying from London," he told Collider.

He added: “We’re working. We’re shooting. We’re gonna stop and get on a plane and go to Comic-Con together. It’s gonna be amazing.”

The sequel will see Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) banding together against the power-mad artificial intelligence Ultron (James Spader).

Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Paul Bettany will also make their debuts as the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and the Vision respectively.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in the US on May 1, 2015 and in the UK on April 24, 2015 in the UK.

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Iron Man 3 won three stautettes at the 41st Saturn Awards, taking the new category of comic-to-film adaptation, with star Robert Downey Jr. and supporting actor Ben Kingsley also winners.Downey sent a video acceptance saying that he wants another Saturn to balance the feng shui in his home, so he read off his slate for the next few years, altering each title to make it more Saturn-friendly. He finished the list with “Sherlock Versus Mothra” for 2017.
Thx all who voted for me & IM3 at the Saturn Awards! Couldn’t go, but I’m sure my speech was a highlight of the show.
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Iron Man 3 won three stautettes at the 41st Saturn Awards, taking the new category of comic-to-film adaptation, with star Robert Downey Jr. and supporting actor Ben Kingsley also winners.

Downey sent a video acceptance saying that he wants another Saturn to balance the feng shui in his home, so he read off his slate for the next few years, altering each title to make it more Saturn-friendly. He finished the list with “Sherlock Versus Mothra” for 2017.

Thx all who voted for me & IM3 at the Saturn Awards! Couldn’t go, but I’m sure my speech was a highlight of the show.
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