Robert Downey Jr. Signs for Avengers 2

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Hot damn, Marvel fans! Despite the rumors of Joss Whedon kicking in doors and RDJ demanding stacks of cash hither and thither, Marvel is now reporting that Robert Downey Jr. will return to the big screen in Avengers 2! The best part? It’s not his last one, either!

Under the two-picture agreement, Downey will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.” Downey is represented at CAA by Bryan Lourd, Jim Toth and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.

This bodes well for the big-screen adaptation. It’s safe to say that with their own sequels coming up, Cap and Thor will remain in tact as well. I doubt ScarJo has any plans to bow out any time soon, and the rumors of Hawkeye’s recasting were apparently false. At any rate, this news is pretty damn exciting.

Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.