For those of us who are fascinated by the announcement that Robert Downey Jr. is in Captain America: Civil War, we cannot get enough of the ideas that are spilling out there from those who are involved. What exactly will this world look like?
We know from the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that there is a rift starting between Tony Stark/Iron Man and the rest of the heroic conglomerate. But, is Stark going to be the bad guy in this brewing Civil War?
“I wouldn’t put it that way. Ultimately it’s Steve’s story. It doesn’t say Iron Man 4: Civil War. I think that’s great too,” Downey Jr. told Empire.
“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 conflict.”
Downey promised that the seeds of Captain America: Civil War are going to be teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“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 Ultron about where we might find (Tony) next,” Downey said.
What would it take for Tony to completely pull a 180 and march to the beat of his own drum, thus challenging him and Cap, specifically?
“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?”
Check out Downey in action in Iron Man’s latest and watch Iron Man 3 online.