Robert Downey Jr captain america

News of Robert Downey Jr. joining Captain America three was massive. News that the film would be called Captain America: Civil War was even bigger. The post Avengers: Age of Ultron film will feature a war of ethics – and probably more – between Captain America and Iron Man setting up all of Phase Three. Plus, Downey’s addition was the key and most-difficult-to-secure piece to the whole thing.

In a new intervew, the actor talked about coming on board Captain America: Civil War and what it would mean for the film and his characters. Read the Robert Downey Jr Captain America quotes below.

Downey spoke to Empire (via CBM) about the film. First up, he talked about joining the project:

They said to me, ‘If we have you, we can do this, or Cap 3 has to be something else. It’s nice to feel needed. And at this point it’s about helping each other, too. I look at it as a competition and I go, ‘Wow, maybe if these two franchises teamed up and I can take even a lesser position, with people I like and directors I respect, maybe we can keep things bumping along.

He then talked about Tony Stark’s role in the film:

It’s natural to change your views. The main thing to me is, what sort of incident could occur, and what sort of framework could we find Tony in? The clues about where we might find him next are in Ultron. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for? Joss brings this up all the time. It’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and yet when the movie’s over, nobody minds. What would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?

Finally, he talked about potentially being the film’s “bad guy:”

I wouldn’t put it that way. The biggest question is, for Chris and for Cap, how do we bring Cap to a place where people go, ‘Man, I never thought I would see such a vast change in Steve.’ After you see Snowpiercer, you’re like, ‘I want to see a little bit of that guy.’

Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016.

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