THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for two more Avengers films. Marvel announced Thursday that the actor will reprise his role as Iron Man/Tony Stark for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3. Downey Jr. has played the character in a trilogy of Iron Man movies, as well as the first superhero ensemble Avengers film, which made $2.7 billion worldwide. Joss Whedon is to return as director of the next Avengers film. He is writing the screenplay now. Production is to begin in March, with a theatrical release in May 2015.
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