Robert Downey Jr. won’t be giving up the mantle of Iron Man just yet; the actor looks set to join the cast of Captain America 3 in a major role.
Robert Downey Jr. looks set to continue playing the role of the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man even after Avengers: Age of Ultron hits cinemas next year. The actor, who topped Forbes’ Top Earning Actors list, is in negotiations to land a major role in the third Captain America film, due to be released on May 6th, 2016.
Iron Man’s presence in Captain America 3 means the movie will likely be based on the Civil War comic book storyline, where the government imposed a Superhero Registration Act that forced superheroes to either register their secret identities or be deemed outlaws. Iron Man was a proponent of the Act while Captain America was vehemently against it, leading to a huge fight between them along with the other heroes that took either side.
Makes perfect sense, seeing as villains Winter Soldier and Crossbones were still alive by the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. No spoilers here, but these two characters played pivotal roles in the original Civil War storyline. Marvel has also dropped a big hint by releasing a Civil War teaser photo today, spelling the continuation or reboot of the storyline for comics next year. Coincidence, or a well-timed alignment with Captain America 3? We’re gunning for the latter.
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