Word on the street is that production of Iron Man 3 has been put on hold.
GASP! The horror!
Robert Downey Jr. suffered an ankle injury while performing a stunt on Shane Black‘s set and production will be delayed a bit while his body puts itself back together. It doesn’t seem like something that will impact the release date in any way. And I find it hard to believe that there aren’t other things that the studio can work on in the meantime; rearranging production schedules can be a bitch, but it certainly isn’t impossible. In any case, there will be a bit of a hiatus and this is absolutely, absolutely, breaking news. He’ll be fine before y’all know it, in case some of you were worried about not getting your Tony Stark fix.
This is the official statement that Disney (masters of Marvel) released:
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.