Robert Downey Jr. to Play Tony Stark in Two More 'Avengers' Films

Iron Man must have secured an iron-clad contract. According to Marvel.com, Robert Downey Jr., who plays the iron-plated hero in Marvel's Avengers and Iron Man movies, will return to the franchise for two more films: Avengers 2 and Avengers 3.

That's a heavy blockbuster load for the actor — not only has he already appeared in three hit Iron Man movies, but his franchise is so successful, it's not unbelievable that Iron Man 4 might be on the horizon.

So far, director Joss Whendon and Downey Jr., are the only two original members of the Avengers cast and crew to sign onto the sequel — the rest are currently in contract negotiations. But considering the first film netted the highest box office numbers in history, it's easy to imagine Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and more will follow (Iron Man's) suit.