Robert Downey Jr. Delves on His ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Involvement

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Robert Downey Jr. Delves on His ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Involvement

After the long silence proceeding after his confirmation in joining the final chapter of the “Captain America” franchise, Robert Downey Jr. explains how Marvel Studios got him to extend his “man in the iron suit” for one more pic beyond the agreement of his contract. Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” are well under way as the top contenders of this year’s much-awaited film. The studio has finally geared its course to the promotions of these two films, with the second “Avengers” movie getting its third trailer officially released and “Ant-Man” finally getting its first. Fans are dreading for the films’ opening this coming May and July. But there’s another Marvel film that’s been gaining a heck of a popularity ever since the studio green-lighted its production — “Captain America: Civil War” — with Robert Downey Jr. suiting up once more as Iron Man but going head to head against Chris Evans’ Captain America. The actor then talks about how the studio got him to sign one last deal and what people can expect from him on the third Captain America installment.


According to Screen Rant, Downey Jr. was slowly getting tired of the whole superhero genre and stating that it was all getting too saturated. It is the sole reason why the possibility of having an “Iron Man 4” shot down from the cinematic feature. However, the studio really pulled some strings in order to get the kickstarter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe back for at least one more feature film — “Captain America: Civil War.”

“They said to me, ‘If we have you, we can do this, or Cap 3 has to be something else. It’s nice to feel needed. And at this point it’s about helping each other, too. I look at it as a competition and I go, ‘Wow, maybe if these two franchises teamed up and I can take even a lesser position, with people I like and directors I respect, maybe we can keep things bumping along,” Downey Jr. told Empire.

The actor who played the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark then explained the progression of his character and Evans for the “Captain America” final act, stating that everything that happened between the two characters in every film has been building up to this very moment.

“It’s natural to change your views. The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?” he explained on the progression of Stark’s character.

So many things to delve upon before the film finally hits production by this year to make way for their slated release on May 6, 2016. “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo and the cast members include Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Grillo, Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl.

That concludes our scoop on Robert Downey Jr.’s take on his upcoming involvement in “Captain America: Civil War.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming films.

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