Robert Downey Jr. has suffered an injury on the set of “Iron Man 3,” Disney said Thursday. The incident will delay production.
The studio released the following statement: “Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′ in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates.”
Footage from “Iron Man 3″ debuted at Comic-Con in July. The clip, which showed Downey Jr’s Tony Stark putting on his trademark suit, was well-received by the assembled journalists and Marvel acolytes. Sir Ben Kingsley co-stars as the film’s villain (The Mandarin), and Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau also return for the third film in the franchise.
A detailed photo of Iron Man’s suit and possible stunt footage was also recently revealed. An infographic claims the lifestyle of the notoriously flashy libertine would cost over $1 billion — weapons included, of course.
‘Iron Man 3′ is expected in theaters next May. Until then, take a look at some reactions to the footage shown at Comic-Con.