FILE - In this April 19, 2012 file photo, actor Robert Downey Jr arrives for the European Premiere of "The Avengers," in London. Representatives at Marvel Entertainment announced that Downey Jr. sustained an injury to his foot while performing a stunt on the set of "Iron Man 3." Marvel says there will be a short delay in production while Downey recuperates. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
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.