It’s been a full week now since we first learned of Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in Captain America 3, and I think it’s fair to say that long-term Marvel fans are still reeling from the announcement. After all, having Iron Man in the upcoming threequel will pave the way for the studio to introduce the famous Civil War thread from the comics before spanning off into phase 3.
Without doubt, projecting such a colossal event onto the silver screen is a bold and exciting prospect for comic book fans and moviegoers alike. And in an interview with Yahoo!, Downey Jr. himself teased the scale of Captain America 3, which he claims will have a massive impact on the MCU as a whole.
“Yeah, that sounds very exciting.” When asked if he could comment further, teased: “If I do, I’ll just regret it…It’s gonna be huge, whatever it is.”
Admittedly, it’s not exactly a detailed description from the actor, but it does give an indication that Marvel will be fully committed to the game-changing arc found in the comics. Moreover, those events would naturally segue into Avengers 3 — which may be directed by the Russo brothers — thereby drawing together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with The Guardians of the Galaxy.
Captain America 3 is still a ways away at this stage, with the threequel pegged for May 6, 2016 release. In the meantime, you can check out the official description of Marvel’s Civil War and let us know what you make of Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the comments.
Civil War follows the implementation and consequences of the Superhuman Registration Act, a legislative bill which required the mandatory registration of any person based in the United States with super powers… The prospect of registration divided the superhuman community down the middle, with Tony Stark, the superhero Iron Man who had previously tried to halt the act, becoming the pro-registration figurehead, and Captain America leading the anti-registration group. Iron Man, with Mr. Fantastic and Henry Pym, argued that the changing political landscape meant that resisting the law was pointless, and that it is reasonable for heroes to have proper training and oversight, whereas Captain America, alongside Luke Cage and Falcon argued that heroes required secrecy in order to protect aspects of their “normal” life, such as spouses and children, and to allow them to act in whatever means necessary against threats which the ordinary emergency services couldn’t cope with.