Robert Downey, JR. has confirmed IRON MAN will return for a third time - but the sequel will have to wait until after The Avengers movie is completed.
The actor returns as entrepreneur-turned-superhero Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson.
Downey, Jr. will reprise the character for comic book collaboration The Avengers, which will see Iron Man team up with The Hulk, Thor and Captain America on the big screen, but the star already has ideas for Iron Man 3.
He tells MTV news, "I think it's (Iron Man 3) going to go down. (Although The Avengers is) supposedly first on (Marvel Entertainment's) docket. I have some pretty strong ideas, but they never seem to be too discordant with what the creative execs at Marvel are thinking anyway. It's all there (in the comic books). There's a little bit of a bunch of different storylines from different decades."