Movie star Robert Downey Jr. came to Dedham Thursday to shoot scenes from his upcoming film The Judge, but it was his role of Tony Stark in Ironman and The Avengers that many of his fans came out to celebrate. The film crew transformed Dedham’s Superior Court, Registry of Deeds, Community House, and First Church buildings into components of a town in Crawford County, Indiana, where The Judge is set. Filming will take place in Dedham both Thursday and Friday.
The Avengers was the third highest-grossing movie of all time and no star benefited more from that than Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark might not have been the leader of the group (that honor belongs to Captain America) but Downey was the only indispensable actor which meant he was able to demand the most money. As long as he’s willing to keep putting on the Iron Man suit, Downey will remain one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors.
Great news, RDJ fans! Marvel has released an official statement today confirming Robert Downey Jr’s involvement in future films. He’s signed deals to star in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3. No word on whether or not Iron Man will show up in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie or any other stand-alones, but I’m very excited that we’ll see him work alongside the mighty team twice again.
“I am Iron Man.”
Tony Stark’s famous closing line to the very first Iron Man film takes on new life today as Marvel is pleased to announce the signing of Robert Downey, Jr. to reprise the role of the “billionaire, genius, playboy, philanthropist.”
Under the two-picture agreement, Downey will star as Tony Stark/Iron Man in “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” and “Marvel’s The Avengers 3.” Downey is represented at CAA by Bryan Lourd, Jim Toth and Matt Leaf and by his attorneys Tom Hansen and Stewart Brookman of the firm Hansen Jacobson.
Downey, Jr.’s last two Marvel films, 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” and this year’s “Iron Man 3,” rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time, collectively earning over $2.7 billion worldwide to date.
“Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is being written and directed by Joss Whedon. Featuring favorites from the first Avengers film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.
Thrilled by this mega announcement, Marvelites? Well, be sure you stay glued to Marvel.com because in the coming days and weeks and months, Marvel.com will be FIRST in the world to reveal additional casting updates, new characters coming to Marvel movies and so much more — directly from the most secret meetings at Marvel! You wouldn’t want to miss out on that now, would you?!
Robert Downey Jr. arrived on “The Judge” set tonight in Mills Falls, MA. Downey met with and signed autographs for fans. When an assistant informed the “Iron Man” star he had missed signing for a young fan, Downey promptly sat down and met with the young lad.
Thanks to DeAdele, RDJ Fan has a few new magazine scans from May 2013 added to the gallery. Above, you can find thumbnails for his appearances in two GQs: in Russia and the great, twelve-page spread from the US edition. The accompanying photo shoots are amazing! You can also find a single page scan from FHM Russia right here.
Robert Downey Jr. filmed scenes for ‘The Judge’ in Shelburne Falls, Mass. on June 6. He was joined on set by Robert Duvall and Vincent D’Onofrio. Susan Downey can also be seen in some of the pics.
I’ve also added more pictures from June 5, which you can see here.