Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau will return
It's official: Robert Downey Jr. is strapping on his metal suit to join the superhero team effort The Avengers in addition to Iron Man 2, the AP reports. Geeks everywhere, rejoice!
The sequel to Iron Man is due May 7, 2010, and The Avengers is scheduled for July 15, 2011, Marvel Studios announced. The movies are part of a four-picture deal between Downey and Marvel.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau is returning to direct Iron Man 2 and serve as executive producer on The Avengers, which will team the guy in the metal suit with Marvel Comics heroes the Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others, and is sure to be a disappointment in some fashion. But you won't see us not watching.