Robert Downey Jr. Injured on Set, Putting Film's Production on Hold Reuters
Actor Robert Downey Jr. suffered an injury on the set during production of the latest “Iron Man” film, bringing production to a halt, Reuters reports.
Disney-owned Marvel Studios said Downey injured an ankle.
Reuters reports: “Downey, 47, who plays billionaire playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark in the ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Avengers’ movies, hurt his ankle while performing a stunt during filming of ‘Iron Man 3’ in Wilmington, North Carolina, Marvel Studios said in a statement.”
The statement added: "There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates.”
Reuters notes: “The actor became an unexpected action hero in 2008 when the first ‘Iron Man’ film made $585 million at the worldwide box office, followed by ‘Iron Man 2’ two years later, which took $623 million globally.”
"Iron Man 3," which will also feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, John Favreau and Ben Kingsley, is due for release in 2013.