DEADLINE: Robert Downey, Jr. Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

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DEADLINE: Robert Downey, Jr. Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

By  | Saturday April 12, 2014 @ 9:48am PDTTags: Bruno MarsEmma WatsonMarvelRobert Downey Jr.The Avengers: Age Of UltronVin Diesel

The Iron Man himself has finally joined Twitter. With only 4 tweets this morning, he’s dipped his toe into the social media universe. Within hours, Downey has tallied 912K followers. Wow, word travels fast. And why not? Iron Manis a billion dollar franchise for Marvel since they first introduced Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in 2008. Worldwide the first film grossed $585M, the second one, $623.9M and the third, $1.2B. The next Marvel title for the actor isAvengers: Age of Ultron which will bow May 1, 2015 from Disney. Welcome to the SMU, Mr. Downey, No doubt, Disney and Marvel are thrilled. The actor has long been a strong presence on social media due to his many fans who call him #RDJ. His fans post video bits from the actor from media, on-stage award shows, red carpet appearances, and other media events showcasing the wise-cracking, irreverance. His opening Tweet:

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