News Not News: Robert Downey Jr. Will Officially Return As Marvel’s Iron Man

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bill-swift - June 25, 2013

He is Iron Man. Again. Possibly forever.

Marvel reported last week that Robert Downey Jr. has officially signed on to do Avengers 2 and Avengers 3.

Phew. Well, that's a relief. We were really holding our collective breath over here. It seems baffling that anyone doubted for a second that the role of a 'billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist' could go to someone other than RDJ. No one's reporting the details of his salary, so we'll probably have to wait to find out what kind of Scott Boras-style nuts-twisting his agent likely employed on the fancy Hollywood lawyers and money-people who put that contract together.

If we were RDJ, we'd have demanded some pretty crazy contract riders to sweeten the deal. What's the Iron Man equivalent of a brandy glass filled only with brown M&M's?