Robert Downey Jr. will be in Captain America 3, reprising his role as Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man! The new comes from Variety, who says that the actor is in final negotiations of solidifying the deal. They also say that the movie will launch the Civil War storyline in the cinematic universe and that it will start a whole new phase from Marvel Studios.
The Civil War Comic book was also just announced by Marvel at this years Comic Con in New York.
The fans of the comic must have seen this coming from a mile away, but it’s great to see it will actually happen. The storyline is extremely intense and interesting as it will pit Stark against Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. The reason for the feud will be the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. Stark supports the program, and Rogers opposes it because he believes that it threatens civil liberties. This causes all superheroes to choose sides. Rogers, along with a few others, to go on the run to avoid being arrested. Stark essentially has a more villainous role in the story.
We will get to see a side of Stark that we’ve never really seen before on the big screen, and it will be a hell of role for Downey Jr. to take on. This is a great story, and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s going to be brought into the cinematic universe.
Regarding the introduction of the new Civil War storyline, it will be used by Marvel as a way to drive the plots of sequels and new franchises for the next seven years, given the dramatic possibilities it offers for future films. The fallout from the government and Stark’s actions would factor into a new Avengers 4 film and beyond that will assemble new characters being introduced like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, among others, in their own movies.”
After all is said and done, Marvel is definitely headed in the right direction, and fans are going to freakin’ love them for what they plan on doing. Captain America 3 is set to begin production in the spring, and it will be released on May 6th, 2016. I can’t wait to see how this story plays out in the in the cinematic universe once they get it rolling.
Downey Jr. will appear in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he has also already signed on to star in Avengers 3.