Causing a slight disruption in the original filming schedule, "Iron Man 3" has been put on hold while the star of the film, Robert Downey Jr, rests up after a recent ankle injury.
On Wednesday (August 15), Marvel Studios released a statement about the incident, explaining, "Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt, there will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates."
Eagerly opening up about his highly anticipated flick, Robert Downey Jr was among the stars of "Iron Man 3" at this year' s 2012 Comic Con International convention in San Diego, CA on Saturday (July 14).
Looking the part, the 47-year-old actor was seated at the panel in a grey and red suit that he paired with the actual Iron Man hand seen in the films. So what can eager movie-goers expect for the franchise's third time around?
Still reigning in its box office glory, Marvel’s “The Avengers” is already scheduled to begin filming its sequel after an announcement was made on Tuesday afternoon (May 8).
This news is hardly shocking considering the super-hero’s mega opening weekend making more than $207 million and according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, "The Avengers isn't just a film, It's a franchise from our perspective.”