Robert Downey Jr. Injured on Iron Man 3 Set
08/16/2012 AT 11:35 AM EDT
The 47-year-old actor injured his ankle while filming Iron Man 3 on Wednesday.
"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," Marvel Studios said in a statement.
The third installment of the superhero franchise is currently scheduled for a May 3, 2013 release and stars Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall.