Marvel Studios says shooting on "Iron Man 3" in North Carolina has been briefly halted while star Robert Downey Jr. nurses an injured ankle.

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EW.com quoted Marvel as saying the 47-year-old actor hurt himself Wednesday while performing a stunt, however, no other details were immediately released and the studio did not say when filming is expected to resume.

Downey's publicist told EW.com Downey Jr. is expected to make a full recovery.