Hey MARVEL fans! We are all excited for Avengers: Age of Ultron opening in the next three months! But we can’t ignore the fact that we are also excited about Captain America 3: Civil War starring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.! Captain America: Civil War finds Cap. Steve Rogers (Evans) and Tony Stark (Downey) going head to head about moral issues that left them shattered from the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We had gotten teases from Anthony Mackie (Falcon) that [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409) would be “Avengers 3.8”, teasing the massive scale of the film. But recently, we got one of the main adversaries himself, Tony Stark or Robert Downey Jr. talking about the upcoming adventure that pins Cap and Tony against each other. Downey recently sat down with Empire Magazine to talk about why he singed on for Captain America 3: Civil War, even though he still has [The Avengers: Infinity War](movie:738027) Part I and Part II coming up. He discussed the evolution of Tony Stark and what makes him change so drastically from the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
First, Downey touched on why he decided to do Captain America 3: Civil War, knowing he has at least one more Avengers film in the future.
“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.’”
So how does the hard-partying ladies man that is Tony Stark, become the guy the government chooses to lead the Superhero Registration act? Downey says it all has to do with how Tony was changed in the events of [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035).
“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 (Whedon) 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?”
However, Downey himself doesn’t believe that Tony becomes a villain against Cap. But has MARVEL’s golden boy turned into MARVEL’s big bad?
“ I wouldn’t put it that way. The biggest question is, for Chris and for Cap, how do we bring Cap to a place where people go, ‘Man, I never thought I would see such a vast change in Steve.’ After you see Snowpiercer, you’re like, ‘I want to see a little bit of that guy.’”
Doesn’t that sound amazing? We cannot wait to see the two titans that are Captain America and Iron Man duke in out in the upcoming adventure! But we would like to know what you think! What do you make of Downey’s comments on Tony Stark in Captain America 3: Civil War? Do you believe that the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron are really that dark; that this fast change to this character can occur? What are you most excited to see in Captain America 3: Civil War? Whatever you think; comment below, let us know!