Downey Injury Means Delay for Iron Man 3

Star wounds ankle in stunt
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 10:47 AM CDT
Downey Injury Means Delay for Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. speaks at the "Iron Man 3" panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in San Diego, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Avengers fans will have to wait a little longer for Iron Man's next adventure: Robert Downey Jr. has been injured on set, the Huffington Post reports. The star hurt his ankle mid-stunt while filming in North Carolina, Disney says, adding that "there will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates." Iron Man 3 was set to hit theaters in May 2013. Click through for fans' responses to a preview at Comic-Con. (Read more Robert Downey Jr. stories.)

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