There will be a delay in the filming of Iron Man 3: Pumping Iron Man because its star, Robert Downey Jr., has experienced an unpleasantness:
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.
This will cause me to look at the new film, should it ever come out given this catastrophe, with different eyes. The guy has $500 billion worth of iron gimmicks at his disposal, he flies through space, he shoots fireballs out of his fists, and he’s undone by a twisted ankle.
It’s almost like none of it’s real…
(Actually, it wasn’t easy coming up with a punchline for that one. And by that I mean a movie. He hasn’t really made that many stinkers, which makes the whole sorry saga of his unraveling all the more sad.)