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Robert Downey Jr injured on set of Iron Man 3

  • Robert Downey Jr. has injured an ankle on the set of Iron Man 3, resulting in delays in production.

    Downey, who plays billionaire playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark in the Iron Man and Avengers movies, hurt his ankle while performing a stunt in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Iron Man 3 is due to be released next year and reunites Downey with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and John Favreau, while Ben Kingsley will play villain The Mandarin.

    Downey will also reprise his role for The Avengers 2, which will be released on May 1, 2015.