Robert Downey Jr. Says He's 'Renegotiating' His 'Iron Man' Contract (Video)

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Downey Jr., 47, seems to be the lone exception to Marvel's strict cost controls. According to knowledgeable sources, Iron Man/Tony Stark is set for a high-flying payday of about $50 million once box-office bonuses and back-end compensation are factored in.

After Iron Man 3, would Robert Downey Jr. consider doing another film in the blockbuster Marvel franchise?

"I don't know," he said Tuesday in a guest appearance on The Daily Show, adding with a wink: "I had a long contract with them and now we're gonna renegotiate."

"You are Iron Man! You are!" responded Jon Stewart.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters stateside on Friday, following a huge opening at the foreign box office. The film made history for Marvel Studios and Disney, raking in $195.3 million internationally, kicking off the summer season with plenty of heat.

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