Robert Downey Jr. Joins ‘Captain America 3’

Robert Downey Jr. Joins ‘Captain America 3’
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Well, now we know what all of Robert Downey Jr.‘s vague promises of “plans” and “other stuff” with Marvel were about. The actor is reportedly in final negotiations to joinChris Evans‘ titular hero in Captain America 3.

Even more exciting is what he’ll be doing there: Going head to head with Cap in an adaptation of the Civil War storyline from the comic books.

Well now we know what all the blathering and excitement from Robert Downey Jr. has been about lately.

According to Variety, who got the scoop, Captain America 3 will kick off a whole new phase for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Civil War storyline centers around the Superhero Registration Act, which requires anyone with superpowers to identify themselves to the U.S. government and effectively work as a police force for the authorities. The controversial legislation pits Tony Stark against Steve Rogers, with the former supporting the program and the latter arguing it threatens civil liberties.

I don’t like the idea of pitting any of the Avengers against each other. I like the idea better that as time goes on they are growing closer together and learning to trust each other. But, at the same time, Marvel has built up a great deal of confidence and I have at least a little faith in them. So I eagerly anticipate seeing what they have for us.

I’ll tell you this too, just look how much the rumor machine has ramped up. Avengers 2 is not even out and we’re getting rumors about Captain America 3Avengers 3, and more. Marvel is sure in the limelight right now.