Robert Downey Jr [Iron Man] in Captain America 3: Can we say Civil War!!!
Variety broke the news a few hours ago that Captain America 3 will feature Iron Man and this will be the begin of teh Civil War Story line made famous in Marvel comic books. Which Pits Captain America against Irons Man. To some degree it looks like Marvel is trying to get their own Batman v Superman title. But something tells me that they had plans for civil war all along. Which feels like a bummer and means Thanos may very well be an Avengers 3-4 villain or mainly against the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Robert Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3,” a move that would bring theCivil War storyline from Marvel’s comicbooks to the bigscreen and trigger the start of a new phase of movies from Marvel Studios.
The actor is in final negotiations to play billionaire Tony Stark in the third installment, which is slated to begin production in the Spring for a May 6, 2016, release. Downey is already set to suit up as Iron Manfor next year’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “The Avengers 3.”
The deal is significant for the Marvel cinematic universe considering the plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans, as they feud over 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, but Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts in “Captain America 3,” providing Downey with a meaty role he could play out into future Marvel films, including a fourth “Avengers.”
Marvel on Monday announced plans to reboot the Civil War comicbook miniseries in 2015, which will help introduce the story to new readers leading up to “Captain America 3.” The first crossover of Marvel’s biggest characters, including Spider-Man, was published in 2006.
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Now I am glad batman v Superman moved dates, because this would have been two very massive movies of epic scales I would have to split time over (Granted as a Superman fan, BvS would be getting most of my attendtion). Still it will be interesting to see how this places out and if this adds more credence to rumors of Spider man showing up in the marvel universe movies