Wow, so much Marvel news!
It looks like Marvel has secured Robert Downey Jr. for… Wait for it… Captain America 3? Wait… What about Iron Man 4?
It seems that the next phase of Marvel films is going to launch the Civil War storyline, which pits Tony Stark against Steve Rogers. Now, the series basically comes down to the Superhero Registration Act. Where anyone with superhero like powers would need to be registered with the government.
Variety has the full rundown.
The new pact 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.”
Interesting the Marvel is going to be making Iron Man essentially a bad guy of sorts. I think it’s interesting and it really avoids any of these characters being one dimensional.
Also a rumor is that at first they only wanted Downey to have a small part, but Downey insisted that if he’s going to do it, that it’s a large meaty role. Marvel balked but then Kevin Feige smoothed it all out, as his vision for the Civil War storyline extends to not just Captain America 3 but also possibly Avengers 4.
Interesting, especially with the rumors that Avengers 3 would feature a new group of superheroes!
Hmmmmmmm…. I guess only time will tell!