In an interview with Empire Magazine, Robert Downey Jr. opened up about his role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and not an ‘Iron Man 4’.
The plot is expected to follow the story line of the comics of the same name, pitting the two Avengers against one another as they pick sides on the newly governmental Hero Registration Act. The two super heroes take opposing sides with Captain America being against it and Tony Stark being for it. He also made it clear that this is not an ‘Iron Man 4’.
“Ultimately it’s Steve’s story; it doesn’t say ‘Iron Man 4: Civil War’. I think that’s great too. 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
Downey Jr. also spoke about being a potential villain.
“The main thing to me is, and this is where I think the Russos are quite brilliant and where Kevin backed the play, is what sort of incident could occur and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues are in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, about where we might find (Tony) 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….There’s always the bigger overarching question, that Joss brings up all the time – it’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and it looked like a little collateral damage happened over there, and yet when the movie’s over, it’s like nobody minds. 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?’
‘Captain America: Civil War’ comes to theaters on May 6th, 2016 and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Grillo, Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Brühl. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.