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Robert Downey Jr. injured on 'Iron Man 3' set

August 16, 2012|By Matt Donnelly
  • Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle on the set of "Iron Man 3," studio Disney announced Thursday. Production will see a slight delay.
Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle on the set of "Iron Man 3,"… (Kevin Winter / Getty Images )

Even Iron Man can twist an ankle. Robert Downey Jr., the hammy captain of the massive "Avengers," sustained a small injury this week on the set of "Iron Man 3."

On location in Wilmington, N.C., Downey hurt his ankle mid-stunt, a release from Marvel Studios said.

Production on the film, costarring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley and Don Cheadle, will experience a slight delay. A rep for Robert told EW that the star would be just fine, and that's good news for the film's fast-approaching May 3, 2013, opening day.

Speaking of openings: Marvel has announced that the sequel to Joss Whedon's "Avengers" will hit theaters May 1, 2015.

A staggering box office success, the second "Avengers" presumably will reunite Downey with Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

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