Robert Downey Jr. is set to suit up as Iron Man, not for an “Iron Man 4” pic, but rather joining Chris Evan’s Steve Roger in “Captain America 3.” Read on to find out more details about this scoop.
Downey Jr. is set to reprise his billionaire playboy Tony Stark for the third installment of the "Captain America" franchise, “Captain America 3,” pitting him with Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers for Marvel’s "Civil War" storyline. For the fans of the comics, Civil War focuses on the implementation and consequences of the Superhero Registration Act, a legislative bill that will require mandatory registration of all superheroes, revealing their identities to the U.S. government. Of course, not all heroes are in favor of the law which divides the superhero community down the middle, resulting in a clash of two different ideals. Those who support the Superhero Registration Act, the Pro-Registration rallying under the banner of Iron Man, and those who don’t the Anti-Registration, aligning with the ideals of Captain America. The events of "Civil War" touch upon themes of liberty, moral responsibility and civil order, with good-intentioned superhero characters finding themselves upon different sides.
According to Variety, Downey Jr. was originally intended to play for a smaller role, which will require him for only three weeks of work, but Downey Jr. wanted his character for a “more substantial role,” which, according to sources, angered Marvel Entertainment chief Ike Perlmutter, ordering writers to pen out Iron man off the script entirely. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Downey Jr.’s reps at CAA continued negotiations in the hopes of working out the issues. Feigi is bent on excuting his grand schemes, which will see the events of Civil War factoring out into a new “Avengers 4” pic, which will see the assembly of new characters. Downey Jr. is now in final negotiations to play his iconic character in “Captain America 3,” which is planned to begin production in the spring, bound for a May 6, 2016 theatrical release, with brothers Joe and Anthony Russo set to direct.
Moreover, Marvel has announced plans to reboot its “Civil War” series, which will help introduce the story of “Captain America 3.”
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