Marvel Cinematic Universe got a new twist in “Phase Three,” Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to joining the cast of Captain America 3 as Tony Stark and that the film will launch elements of the hit comic book crossover event, “Civil War” in the MCU!
The news comes on the heels of an announcement from Marvel this morning that a new “Civil War” comic book is on the way next summer.
The storyline is extremely intense and interesting as it will pit Stark against Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, who is played by Chris Evans. The reason for the feud will be 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, and Rogers opposes itt because he believes that it threatens civil liberties. This causes all superheroes to choose sides. Rogers, along with a few others, to go on the run to avoid being arrested. Stark essentially has a more villainous role in the story.
Anthony and Joe Russo, the sibling director pair behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, are directing the May 6, 2016 film, which features a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and, of course, the return of Chris Evans as the star-spangled superhero.