Ending months of speculation, Marvel has officially announced that actor Robert Downey Jr. will return reprise the role of the “billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist” Tony Stark/Iron man in Marvel’s The Avengers 2 and Marvel’s The Avengers 3.
Not only does this release specifically refer to him as Tony Stark and Iron Man, but it also seems to be one of the first official announcements of a third Avengers film.
“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 and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson”
So there you have it. It’s entirely possible that the third Avengers film will be one of the mystery sequels announced recently, or this could be something much deeper in the future.