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.