Robert Downey Jr joins Captain America 3 as the Marvel Universe is set for a Civil War
Things are about to get really, really interesting...
A few days ago we brought you the news that Robert Downey Jr / Tony Stark (we're still convinced that they're actually the same person) was all set to save the world for the 73rd time as Iron Man in a new film.
Since this appearance on Ellen, Robert Downey Stark has since been all coy on the possibility of doing a fourth Iron Man film. The actor even went as far as saying on Letterman that, "there's no plans for an Iron Man 4".
Actors would never ever lie to us so that's why we are delighted to report that Tony Downey Jr is true to his word and he'll be staring as Iron Man once again but intriguingly Old Shellhead will now appear as an apparent villain in Captain America 3 and not in his own franchise.
That's right folks, the Marvel Civil War is about to begin.
For those unfamiliar with the story arc, Tony Stark (hey, that rhymes) decides that it would be best for the world if superheroes registered with the government hence the Superhuman Registration Act being introduced.
The act requires all superheroes in the Marvel world to reveal their true identities to the government which is something Captain America disagrees with.
It seems that the lads aren't going to be using words to settle their differences though. This approach makes a whole load of sense to us as it continues the themes of state v civil liberties that was pursued in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The SHRA act eventually causes the Avengers to split down the middle, with Iron Man leading the pro-registration faction and Captain America the underground resistance.
To be honest, we are absolutely delighted to hear a fresh take on the Marvel Universe because as much as we love the films, there are only so many orbs of magical powers and spectacular aerial dogfights with gigantic spaceships that we can watch.
Superheroes knocking six shades of shite out of each other, we'll have some of that please.
So who would win in a fight?
We presume that the Avengers are all happy and smiley for now during their next outing, Avengers: Age of Ultron which is released next year while Captain America 3 opens on May 6th, 2016.
HT - Den of Geek