Robert Downey Jr. Officially Signed For ‘The Avengers 2′

After almost two months of hand-wringing, Marvel has officially signed Robert Downey Jr. for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3 for undisclosed amount of money because it’s an epic shitload. For those of you who don’t know, Marvel took a huge gamble on casting Robert as Tony Stark to the point that he made less money than Terrence Howard for the first movie. After that, he renegotiated a deal to get a piece of the back-end (He reportedly made over $50 million off The Avengers.), and then pulled off the impressive stunt of making a third movie whose sole purpose I’m almost convinced was to have him barely wear the suit, making his face even more synonymous with Iron Man than it already was, and basically dare Disney to try replacing him now. Which worked and without even being forced to fart out another solo movie:

Tony Stark’s famous closing line to the very first Iron Man film takes on new life today as Marvel is pleased to announce the signing of Robert Downey, Jr. to reprise the role of the “billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist.”
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 [Ed. Note: Bwaaa?] and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.

I don’t really have anything to add here. I just thought it’d be nice to post some good news after James Gandolfini’s death, and that time I made you watch that Scott Disick short film that raped and murdered everyone you love. — I’m kidding! It was way worse than that.

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