Joss Whedon Demands RDJ For Avengers 2
Director insists Robert Downey Jr. is non-negotiable for movie sequel...
The filmmaker insisted in an interview with the Daily Beast that RDJ is synonymous with the character.
"He is Iron Man," Whedon affirmed. "He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond.
"I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I'll be called upon to do that."
There had been doubts about the star's appearance in the eagerly awaited sequel, after he revealed that his contract with Marvel has expired.
Whedon has recently been talking about his anxiety while making The Avengers.