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Robert Downey Jr. Joins 'Captain America 3' as Tony Stark!

Robert Downey Jr. Joins 'Captain America 3' as Tony Stark!

Robert Downey, Jr. is reportedly set to join the cast of Captain America 3 as his iconic character Tony Stark!

The 49-year-old actor is currently on the verge of signing onto the film, which is set for release on May 6, 2016.

According to Variety, the plot of the movie will see Tony Stark fighting with “Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the U.S. government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. Stark supports the program, but Rogers does not, saying it threatens civil liberties, causing sides to be taken and Rogers, among others, to go on the run to avoid arrest. The moral question and battle with his Avengers teammate essentially makes Stark a villain of sorts.”

Robert hinted last week that his character Iron Man would be returning to the Marvel world though he basically said a fourth movie in his own franchise would not happen. He will reportedly earn around $40 million plus back-end participation for starring in Captain America 3.

Pictured inside: Robert wearing a pair of camouflage pants while walking around the Villa Borghese on Monday (October 13) in Rome, Italy.

FYI: Robert is wearing Alternative pants.

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  • lol

    So basically Iron Man 3 sucked while Winter Soldier was critically acclaimed and now RDJ wants to be part of it? It’s also kinda shocking and ridiculous that he’ll get a lot more money than Chris Evans in his own stand alone movie.

  • hell yea!

    I smell the beginnings of the Civil War! Cannot wait!!

  • NOOOOOOO!

    Iron Man 4 with a guest appearance by Captain America, that is just great. Seriously, no one asked for this. After RDJ’s dumb courtroom drama tanked he changed his mind and decided to go for the $$$$$. It wouldn’t even be his film and he’s getting those big payouts ready.
    All roads lead to Cap being dead by Avengers 3 and I really don’t want to see that sh-t played out on screen. Nope.

  • JON M’SHULLA

    Civil War made me stop reading Iron Man comics. The “war” was dramatic though. The government ruins everything.

  • welpwelp

    The Judge flopped so I guess its to be expected

  • NO RDJ, back off

    No. I want Steve and Bucky and Sam. Maybe a cameo from Natasha. But mostly Bucky.

  • Louise Smith

    That’s awesome news! I just hope he goes easy on sweet Chris Evans!

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