Captain America: Civil War is as advertised. It’s a Captain America movie, despite the film having A-list heroes who had their own films in the past like Iron Man and Spider-Man – and in the future, Black Panther. There have been some rumblings of an Iron Man 4 being in the cards after Robert Downey Jr. had renegotiated his contract with Marvel. Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow both said it was very unlikely that the sequel would happen.
Still, there are fans who are hoping that it will happen, and some might go as far as to look at Captain America: Civil War as Iron Man 4. So now the actor has gone on record to clarify the matter. Check out what he had to say below.
In an interview with USA Today, Downey Jr. briefly spoke on the subject of Iron Man 4:
I don’t think that’s in the cards. In a way, it’s Cap 3 but for me it’s like my little Iron Man 4. And then it’s back to the thing we all recognize. Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through because that’s how it is until it changes. If it changes.
Back when Downey Jr. settled his new contract with Disney/Marvel after the completion of Iron Man 3, the actor had signed on to appear in at least the Avengers sequels. But then came the surprise announcement that he would be in Civil War and the Avengers: Infinity War two-parter. Still, you’d have to think that the contract covered all the bases including sequels, pivotal roles in other films such as Civil War, and possible cameos.
The actor had lit a spark of hope a few years back when the subject of Iron Man 4 came up, but then back tracked.
We’ve heard Marvel President Kevin Feige say that Iron Man would live beyond the actor, much like how James Bond has lived beyond the many actors that played the role. We can expect a major shakeup in Phase 3 and have heard that Civil War will set up the events for Thor: Ragnarok. This would mean that the film adaptation would most likely mirror the source material, which indicates that some of our favorite characters will most likely die. As to who will die in Phase 3, that is still very much unclear. But as we all know, no one ever really dies in the comics. So why not use that same concept in a comic book movie?
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
[Source: USA Today]