We are sure you all have heard the exciting news. It was announced yesterday that Robert Downey Jr. is currently in final negotiations to appear as Tony Stark in the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. The third film will follow the Civil War storyline from the Marvel comics.
This means we will see Iron Man and Captain America face off in the upcoming film. The government passes a superhero registration act, which orders anyone with special powers to reveal themselves to the U.S. government. Iron Man is fine with the new program, but Captain America sees it as a threat to civil liberties.
It’s certainly an exciting time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for fans, and an even more exciting time for Robert Downey Jr. If/when the deal is finalized, Downey will reportedly earn another $40 million paycheck. He will also get an additional payout if Captain America 3 earns more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is extremely likely considering the excitement surrounding this film.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo will direct the film, which is scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016. In order to outperform the previous Captain America movie, Captain America 3 will need to bring in more than $714 million worldwide.