Marvel have announced that Robert Downey Jr has agreed a new two-picture deal.
The studio released a statement on their website confirming that the actor will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3. Incidentally, this is the first confirmation from Marvel of a third Avengers outing.
Downey Jr’s last Marvel film, Iron Man 3, recently entered the top five highest-grossing films of all-time.
The Avengers 2 begins filming in March 2014, with a release scheduled for May 1 2015.