Hey MARVEL fans! The MARVEL Cinematic Universe just keeps getting better and better! Recently Spider-Man swung back into the MCU, Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming out, and we have all of the Phase 3 to look forward to! But I think most of us are really excited for [Captain America: Civil War](movie:994409)! Robert Downey Jr. has given hints about the film; but recently, with an interview with "Empire Magazine", Downey has given more insight about Tony Stark’s place in the story and how this film is still Cap’s story.
Many of us fans wonder though; why is “Captain America” in the title when clearly the “Civil War” storyline focuses on both characters? Shouldn’t the two heroes/enemies share the same amount of commitment to the plot? Downey assures us fans not to be worried as the title has “Captain America” in it for a legitimate reason.
“Ultimately it’s Steve’s story; it doesn’t say ‘ [Iron Man 4](movie:886190): Civil War’. I think that’s great too.”
We trust that the film won’t have Iron Man in the shadows. Even if the story is through Cap’s point of view, Tony has a solid reason for leading the Superhero Registration Act. With Downey’s talent and the Russo brothers back at the helm, both heroes should be getting their equal amount of screen time. There are no plans for an Iron Man 4, but with MARVEL known to surprise fans with unexpected announcements; we might indeed see the second half of the “Civil War” story through Stark’s eyes in Iron Man 4. If the rumors that the “Civil War” storyline will conclude in [The Avengers: Infinity War](movie:738027) Part I do not turn out to be true.
With that said Downey says that this film will get Chris Evans to dive into the character of Steve Rogers like never before!
“I think Chris [Evans] has been hungry to bring even more of an underside and some shadow to that. I remember the comics – on the surface you got the sense that Cap was baseball and apple pie, but underneath there was all this churning stuff of being a man out of time. Now we know he’s made his peace with that. What’s the bigger issue? It can have a little something to do with the past, but it can be about someone becoming more modernized in their own conflict.”
When asked if Stark will be the “bad guy” in Captain America: Civil War, he said no. Downey continues by saying that the events of [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) will directly influence Tony’s mindset in the Cap sequel.
“The clues are in Ultron about where we might find [Stark] next, but what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for, quote-unquote, because he was the right-wing guy who could still do his own thing. The idea of Tony being able to march into Washington and say, ‘I’ll sign up’, wouldn’t have made sense if the political climate in the real world hadn’t shifted the way it has. It’s a little bit of things following a real world continuum in, ‘What would you do?’ You have to figure, ‘Were you to ask the question, what would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?’”
Production on Captain America: Civil War is set to begin in spring under the direction of Joe and Anthony Russo. But as Downey said look for clues in Avengers: Age of Ultron to get you prepare for the Cap sequel.
But we want to know what you think! What did you think of Downey’s comments about Captain America: Civil War? Are you even more excited by this new inside look? What are you most looking forward to seeing in the film? Whatever you guys think; comment below, let us know!