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Robert Downey Jr. Teases Iron Man's Place Within 'Captain America: Civil War'

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong It was announced back in October that Iron Man/Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., would feature in Marvel's upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

The movie will pit Downey Jr's Iron Man against Chris Evans' Captain America characters in an on-screen battle — something fans have dreamed about for years.

Recently speaking with Empire, Downey Jr. was asked how his character would be included into the movie and if it would perhaps change his perspective. “The main thing to me is, and this is where I think the Russo's are quite brilliant and where Kevin backed the play, is what sort of incident could occur and what sort of framework could we find Tony in?" Downey Jr. replied. He went on to say, "The clues are in Ultron about where we might find Tony next. But what would it take for Tony to completely turn around everything he’s stood for, quote-unquote, because he was the right-wing guy who could still do his own thing… there’s always the bigger overarching question, that Joss brings up all the time – it’s kind of weird that these guys would have all these throw downs all over planet Earth and it looked like a little collateral damage happened over there, and yet when the movie’s over, it’s like nobody minds. You have to figure, ‘Were you to ask the question, what would the American government do if this were real? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Tony doing something you wouldn’t imagine?’”

Later in the interview Downey Jr. was asked if Tony Stark/Iron Man would be the bad guy in the film, he replied, "I wouldn’t put it that way. Ultimately it’s Steve’s story; it doesn’t say Iron Man 4: Civil War. I think that’s great too. I think Chris Evans has been hungry to bring even more of an underside and some shadow to that. I remember the comics – on the surface you got the sense that Cap was baseball and apple pie, but underneath there was all this churning stuff of being a man out of time. Now we know he’s made his peace with that. What’s the bigger issue? It can have a little something to do with the past, but it can be about someone becoming more modernised in their own conflict.”

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for a 6th May 2016 release. Both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans will be first seen reprising their characters in Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron which is released on the 1st May 2015.

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