Reports are surfacing that a clash could be coming between Iron Man and Captain America in the upcoming Captain America 3 movie, which could serve as the launching point for Marvel’s Civil War…
Robert Downey Jr. kept telling everybody a week ago that there were no plans for Iron Man 4 to happen yet outlet after outlet kept saying that it was going to happen. Well, it appears Downey was telling the truth — in a manner of speaking.
According to Variety, Downey is currently in negotiations to take a large part in the upcoming Captain America 3 movie that’s set to be released in 2016 to star as Iron Man as he goes to war with his old friend Cap.
The plot of the film would be based on the iconic 2006 Marvel event, which saw Iron Man and Captain America on opposite sides of the law after the Federal government tries to enact the Superhero Registration Act. The point of the law is to force every costumed superhero to unmask and let their identity be known as they are registered into a national tracking database. Iron Man thinks this is a great idea — Captain America not so much.
The fallout forces heroes from across the world to choose sides and they go to battle over what is right and what is wrong.
The idea is to bring the Civil War story to the Marvel film universe kicking off in Captain America 3 and eventually continuing on in the next Avengers film as well as a potential fourth Captain America movie.
Now the key to this entire story is the fact that nothing is done yet. Downey is still in negotiations with Marvel and that deal could fall apart at the 11th hour and this would all be for naught.
If there’s a sign this could be for real, however, Marvel sent out a cryptic press release on Monday with a teaser for a new Civil War series coming out in the comic book world in the summer of 2015. Seeing as the previous Civil War story is already almost a decade old, maybe this is a way to tease the film while boosting comic sales at the same time.
Either way, the possibility of this coming together could be a huge crossover for Marvel in 2016, rivaling DC’s upcoming film Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Stay tuned true believers as more information on this breaking story becomes available.