Robert Downey Jr signs a deal to continue to play Tony Stark aka IRON MAN in two more movies!!
The Disney Corporation and Marvel films reached a deal with Downey to continue on in his role as the face of the Marvel Universe.
Marvel.com announced that the two sides (marvel and Downey Jr) concluded their negotiations in a positive way and that Downey Jr will star in the next two AVENGERS movies, Avengers 2 and Avengers 3.
There was talk after the movie Iron Man 3 that Downey Jr who’s 4 picture deal had run out was done with playing the character. Downey Jr was the highest paid actor in the First Avengers movie making a reported 50+ million dollars. This was due to crafty negotiation on his part where he took a lower guarantee in exchange for a percentage of the films gross. This negotiation which happened after Downey’s breakthrough superhero performance in Iron Man 1 was thought of as a gamble by many Hollywood insiders but now looks like one of the more brilliant moves in Hollywoods history as Downey has starred in the Avengers and Iron Man 3 under this deal. Both films are two of the highest grossing movies of all time. Downeys pay hasnt yet been figured out for Iron Man 3 but it looks like 40+million is not out of reach.
It makes you wonder how much Marvel is going to give him for Avengers 2 and 3.
In my opinion whatever it is they are getting a deal. Downey Jr as he proclaimed at the end of his first Marvel Movie …is Iron Man