Could you have really see "The Avengers" without Robery Downey Jr. as Iron Man. Downey knew you couldn't and Marvel Studios paid up to sign him for at least two more "Avengers" movies.
He is signed on for "Avengers 2" and "Avengers 3" but not for "Iron Man 4". Well...at least not yet.
Entertainment Weekly states that RDJ was paid close to $50 million dollars for "The Avengers". It has not been revealed how much he will be paid for the other 2.
They also spoke to producers who think that there will be an "Iron Man 4" and beyond with Robert as Tony Stark, but do think the character is bigger than one actor to play him. Hmm.
"Avengers 2" will be set for release in May 2016 and 3 in 2017.-DocFB
Diagnosis: He is Iron Man....