Some might be hoping for an Iron Man 4, but Robert Downey Jr. says, “I don’t think that’s in the cards.”
The actor is portraying Tony Stark/Iron Man for the seventh time on the big screen when Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6.
And maybe we don’t really need an Iron Man 4, because Downey says Civil War is Iron Man 4. He told USA TODAY:
In a way it’s Cap 3 but for me it’s like my little Iron Man 4 and then it’s back to the thing we all recognize. Everything pulls over to the side of the road when the thunder of an Avengers thing comes through because that’s how it is until it changes. If it changes.
Although Iron Man and Captain America are at odds in Civil War, Downey promises that Stark won’t turn into a complete villain in the film. He says, “If we’re going to go there, then we’ve got to save it for my swan song. I would still like to keep a general audience and mildly be in their favor somehow.”
Downey also had high praise for another element in the Marvel Ciinematic Universe — Guardians of the Galaxy (now filming Vol. 2). He said.
[Director James] Gunn spun everything in a whole other different way where it’s like, wow, without even trying to, that took a little bit of the real estate out of some tonal stuff we were doing so we don’t want to fight that. We want to give way to that. We want to yield to that kind of powerful dynamic that they created and just go, ‘Hey, that’s great. You know what, we’re going to widen the track here and we’re going to stay in this lane, and then we’ll see when it’s time to switch lanes again.’
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters on May 6, 2016.SuperFable