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article imageIron Man returning in ‘Captain America 3’

By Sarah Gopaul     Oct 14, 2014 in Entertainment
Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to reprise his Iron Man role in ‘Captain America 3,’ which is expected to launch Marvel’s next franchise.
After backtracking on the probability of an Iron Man 4 movie, Variety has confirmed Robert Downey Jr. is concluding talks to don the mechanical suit for the yet-to-be-named Captain America 3, which is scheduled for release in spring 2016.
It’s expected the film will launch Marvel’s next franchise vehicle based on the comic miniseries, “Civil War,” for which the studio tweeted an ambiguous teaser yesterday. The plot begins with the government initiating a registration program for superhumans, which includes an agreement for them to operate as an arm of the police force. Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is against the act, while Tony Stark/Iron Man (played by Downey Jr.) supports it. The disagreement ruins their friendship, turning them into enemies and vilifying Stark’s character. Rogers and a group of other superheroes go on the run, essentially pitting one half of the Marvel universe against the other.
Downey Jr.’s current contract only had him slated for next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the franchise’s third installment. It was initially proposed that he would have a smaller role in the third Captain America picture, but his team negotiated a more significant part. This could lead to some interesting storylines stemming from the ensuing battle, including a period in which Stark is put in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It should be noted Downey Jr. is expected to take home more than $40 million for his Captain America role, which is only a little less than the $50 million-plus he reaped for his work on the first Avengers picture. He’ll also receive a bonus if the third picture out-performs Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the box office, as the increased interest will be attributed to his presence. Of course, the three Iron Man movies earned $2.4 billion worldwide and the first Avengers earned a record-breaking $1.5 billion worldwide in 2012.
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