New Captain America: Civil War Image; Robert Downey Jr. Talks Playing Stark As The Bad Guy


EW’s coverage of Captain America: Civil War continues today with a brand new still of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), as well as some very interesting quotes from the latter in regards to his character playing, for all intents sand purposes, the villain of the piece.

Cap and Iron Man have never really seen eye-to-eye and have had some pretty heated conversations in the previous Marvel movies, but they did grow to respect one another and there seemed to be the seeds of a genuine friendship planted. Now, that’s all about to change.

EW’s article confirms that it’s an “incident” in Romania involving Rogers and Falcon that makes the Government jittery and leads to William Hurt’s character, Secretary Ross, calling for some “consequences.” Stark decides to back up the suits, and Robert Downey Jr. is just fine with that.

Here’s what he had to say about playing the role of the antagonist for a change:

It didn’t bother me at al. I’ve always thought of it in some ways that Tony is the antagonist to himself in his own story, so this isn’t a problem. This guy understands problems ‘cause he is a problem. And he tends to create problems. I’m not having to patter around what I think the worldview is. I wholeheartedly agree with what he does in this – which is, by the way, more than I could say for some of the other movies.

We know they’re gonna come to blows, of course, but will the two Avengers be able to put their differences aside by the end? You’ll have to wait until  Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016 to find out.

Source: EW