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Robert Downey Jr. Talks 'Iron Man 4,' Plus Kevin Feige On Namor, Return Of Mandarin And Quicksilver In 'Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 2:39 PM
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Iron Man 3
As the Marvel-verse expands, so too does the frequent speculation about what movies will come next, which characters will return and how they'll be incorporated. But undoubtedly, the highest paid actor in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., can be credited with much of the comic studio's success. Frankly, if it weren't for "Iron Man" not only being successful, but become a major franchise in its own right, Marvel likely wouldn't be where they are today. But still, he's coy about whether or not "Iron Man 4" will happen.

Robert Downey Jr. Is The Highest Paid Actor In Hollywood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 21, 2014 3:45 PM
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Iron Man 3
There are Hollywood actors who make a living, others who command a small fortune, and then there is Robert Downey Jr. With a revitalized career thanks to "Iron Man," the actor has not only quickly relaunched himself onto the A-list but he's become a pivotal cog in the Marvel machine. Frankly, it's hard to imagine the Marvel-verse without the success of the "Iron Man" movies, or Downey's presence in billion-dollar-earning "The Avengers" (or its upcoming sequel). But he's been handsomely paid for his efforts.

First Look: Captain America, Thor, Black Widow & More In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 12:58 PM
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Avengers, Age of Ultron
After saving the world a couple of times already, you would understand if the folks in The Avengers might want to take a break, maybe kick their feet up and go on a Netflix binge. But can a hero really take a day off? That's the question that seems to underscore the forthcoming "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," which is gearing up for Comic-Con by taking the cover of the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Judge' Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall And Vera Farmiga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 9:06 PM
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The Judge
"Well, I know it's going to happen," Robert Downey Jr. said last year about his chances of eventually winning an Oscar. "I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn't have at least one....Because I'm young enough, and I'm running down being occupied with these kind of genre movies, close enough. Even the next thing ['The Judge'] we're doing with the missus, I'm so confident about it. It's the best script the studio has; it's the best thing I've read in years." So, will this film bring RDJ the Oscar gold he's chasing?

Robert Downey Jr. Preps Rehab Series For Showtime, Bryan Cranston Brings 'Dangerous Book For Boys’ To TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 10:42 AM
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The common advice given to writers is "write what you know," but in Hollywood that advice has been tweaked a little bit. Over at Team Downey, the adage seems to be "develop what you know," and they're doing just that.

Watch: First Clip From Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Premiering At SXSW Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 3:10 PM
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Chef
In the next film from Jon Favreau, you won't see any Marvel superheroes, cowboys, aliens or elves from the North Pole lost in New York City. Instead, just a man with the modest ambition of trying to get a food truck off the ground.

Watch: Alfonso Cuaron Explains Why Robert Downey Jr. & Angelina Jolie Weren't Cast In 'Gravity'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 12:52 PM
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Gravity, Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr.
The long, long journey for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" wasn't solely dedicated to the effects-heavy technical production. Before cameras even rolled, the filmmaker went through an arduous process to nail down his leading actors. Way back in the spring of 2010, Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie were tentatively slated to lead the sci-fi thriller, but by the fall, the actress had pulled out setting off an arms race for the vacant role. Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively were all mentioned/considered for the part before Sandra Bullock signed on, and by the end of 2010, George Clooney joined the project replacing RDJ who had also exited. And the rest is history. But what happened to the original duo?

Watch: Mandarin Wants The Set Prepped In Deleted Scene From 'Iron Man 3' Plus Gag Reel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2013 3:42 PM
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Marvel doesn't just make a ton of money because their movies are big at the box office, they're savvy marketers, often finding multiple revenue streams for their characters and movies so that they keep the money rolling in. As per usual, the upcoming "Iron Man 3" DVD/Blu-ray will be packed with goodies for fans to dig into and more importantly, give them a reason to own it.

Robert Downey Jr. Signs On To Return For 'The Avengers 2' & 'The Avengers 3,' But Where's 'Iron Man 4'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 1:58 PM
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So remember all that talk about Robert Downey Jr. walking away from Iron Man, conveniently timed around the release of "Iron Man 3"? Well, it looks like cooler heads and/or lots of cash has prevailed as Tony Stark isn't going anywhere...as far as The Avengers are concerned anyway....

Joss Whedon Says Without Robert Downey Jr., He Won't Make 'The Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 4:36 PM
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It was about a month ago when something a little bit ugly came out from behind the smiling, mega-successful Marvel -- their talent wasn't quite happy. Specifically, the talent they need for "The Avengers 2" was beginning to bite. With Robert Downey Jr.'s contract up for Marvel, and news that he bagged a cool $50 million from "The Avengers" thanks to a nice little back-end arrangement, the cast members on the superhero sequel have begun to ask for more than the peanuts Marvel usually shells out. What's more, RDJ is supporting his colleagues in getting what's owed to them. And while Kevin Feige has suggested other actors could carry the Iron Man torch, Whedon is not convinced.

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