Robert Downey Jr. won’t be returning for a fourth Iron Man movie, but instead looks to be causing trouble as Iron-Man in Captain America 3.
Robert Downey Jr. agent and Marvel are in negotiations for the actor to appear in Captain America 3 along side Chris Evans. Although nothing official has been confirmed as of yet, Downey who recently appeared on Letterman did hint of bigger things to come. Teasing that Marvel will hopefully be making an announcement soon about his future as Iron Man.
Saying, “They do have a plan, and I think they’re going to announce — they’re very secretive about it”. When Letterman pushed for a definitive answer if it was Iron Man 4, Downey responded with: “Just between us, no — but I’m going to do other stuff with Marvel. I’m still going to be involved with Marvel, and there’s going to be plenty of other fun stuff.”
From the looks of it all Marvel seems to be setting it self up for the “Civil War” story line, granted the story line for Captain America 3 hasn’t actually been revealed and at one time it was thought Captain America 3 would see the continued story line of Bucky as “The Winter Solider”. My guess would be the Iron-man story line of Captain America 3 will be the sub story to the movie helping to set up the third Avengers film where the “Civil War” story line will become more into focus.
If your not familiar with Marvel’s “Civil War” story line here’s a little information to help you out.
In the comics, the U.S. government passes a Superhero Registration Act with Captain America and Iron Man falling on opposite sides of the bill. Captain America is opposed to the bill and has a bitter falling out with Tony Stark and comes to form a superhero opposition that pits half of the Marvel Universe against the other.
If your a fan of the movie version of Tony Stark and have never read the Marvel comics you will have to come to grips with the fact that a movie version of Marvel’s “Civil War” story line will most likely see Stark as the villain to a certain extent. The “Civil War” also sees the death of Steve Rogers. At the conclusion of the war Cap is assassinated and Stark becomes the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel comics just happened to release this image of “Civil War #1” due to be released in 2015. There’s no word from Marvel Comics if this will be a re-release or a complete re-telling of the story, for that will have to wait see. This could give the rumor of Sony and Marvel negotiating for Spider-Man to become part of the Marvel movie story line some truth, again we will have to wait and see.