It's been a scant five months since last we saw Tony Stark, but already his next two film appearances are set in stone: Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his Iron Man role in The Avengers on May 4, 2012 and the newly announced Iron Man 3, set for May 3, 2013. The news was revealed today as Disney paid $115 million to Paramount for the rights to distribute both films, making good on the plan the studio set in motion when it purchased Marvel last year (though Paramount still retains rights to the two earlier Marvel tentpoles, Thor and Captain America, both due out next summer). [News Briefs/EW]
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