Robert Downey Jr. signs on for two more 'Avengers' flicks

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This undated publicity image released by Marvel shows Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark/Iron Man, in a scene from "Marvel's Iron Man 3." (AP Photo/Marvel/Zade Rosenthal)

Tony Stark is sticking around.

Robert Downey Jr. signed on for two more "Avengers" flicks, Marvel announced Thursday. The 48-year-old actor will reprise his role as Tony Stark for the second and third installment of the series.

Joss Whedon, who is currently writing the screenplay of the Avengers sequel, is set to direct the film. The Associated Press reports production will begin in March, while the movie is expected to drop in May 2015.

The first "Avengers" flick generated more than $2.7 billion worldwide.

Downey Jr.'s decision is unrelated to this adorable scenario from last week, but we thought we would share again anyways.