I think it's a safe assumption to say that everyone loves Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Beyond just reviving his career, it's as if the two are synonymous with their cool demeanors, witty sarcasm and exuberant confidence.
On our own AMC Movie Talk show, we have discussed many times if we think Downey Jr. should continue with the role and who his successor should be if he throws in the towel after "Iron Man 3".
Downey now discusses the future of his Iron Man and how the upcoming third installment marks the end of his contract.
According to Downey, after he sustained an injury from on set of "IM3, he stated, "got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up. How many genre movies can I do? How many follow-ups to a successful follow-up are actually fun?"
The actor, now 47 years-old, was asked if he plans on stopping action and superhero films when he turns 50. Downey said, "I don’t know. Right now I don’t have a contract to do anything, and I did for the last five years."
We knew with the growing success of "Iron Man" as well as comic-book films in general, that he was probably paid a hefty sum for his participation. Downey admitted that he earned around $50 million for his role in "The Avengers", which is a figure that he even found insanely high.
You can check out the Lego-themed poster for "Iron Man 3" below, as well as a featurette discussing the different kinds of armor and suits we should be excited to see in the final segment of the trilogy:
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