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'Iron Man 3' Could Be Happening Before 'The Avengers'

March 26, 2010 (9:03 am) GMT
Robert Downey Jr. allegedly states he is ready to reprise his role as Tony Stark aka Iron Man for the third 'Iron Man' film instead of 'The Avengers' which is slated for May 2012 release.

It seems that Paramount Pictures has another project lined up before they will start working on "". The movie which is said to come prior to the film that will gather superheroes from Marvel universe is no other than "".

The speculation sparks after Associated Press claims is looking forward to putting on his Iron Man costume, not for "The Avengers" in which his character is also slated to appear, but for the follow-up to not-yet-released "". The actor's statement is not quoted but the site mentions, "Downey said he aims to suit up for a third '' flick."

If the report is proven to be true then "Iron Man 3" will likely hit theaters before May 4, 2012, when "The Avengers" is scheduled to be released. Assuming that the third "Iron Man" movie is still planned for 2012 release, then it may come out early that year.

Though "Iron Man 2" is yet to be dropped in U.S. theaters until May 7, Robert Downey Jr. reportedly has signed on to reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man for the next installment. He is also set to portray the same character in "The Avengers" which will bring together other superheroes from Marvel Comics characters such as Captain America, Thor and the Hulk.

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