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Robert Downey Jr Signs On To Play Tony Stark In Two More 'Avengers' Films (VIDEO)

21/06/2013 13:00 BST

Good news for 'Iron Man' fans, Robert Downey Jr has signed a two-picture 'Avengers' deal.

The actor will don his red battle suit in two more sequels, Marvel has confirmed.

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Downey Jr will continue to play the role of Tony Stark the billionaire, playboy and philanthropist, alongside the likes of superhero characters The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and the Black Widow, as played by Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson respectively.

'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers Assemble' have collectively earned over $2.7 billion (£1.7bn) worldwide to date.

The Avengers 2 will open in May 2015, with Joss Whedon returning as director.