Robert Downey Jr. Injured On 'Iron Man 3' Set, Production Delayed

08/16/2012 10:34 am ET

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.

A detailed photo of Iron Man's suit and possible stunt footage was also recently revealed. An infographic claims the lifestyle of the notoriously flashy libertine would cost over $1 billion -- weapons included, of course.

'Iron Man 3' is expected in theaters next May. Until then, take a look at some reactions to the footage shown at Comic-Con.

'Iron Man 3' Footage Reactions

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