The Impact Of Downey Jr. In “Captain 3”

Last night came the news of Robert Downey Jr. joining the cast of “Captain America 3” in a major capacity, and that the film will be adaptation of some of the ‘Civil War’ storyline from the comics. Now, further details have popped up in several online reports.

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First up, Badass Digest reports that Downey’s scenes will require 30 or 40 days of filming in the film. Essentially “Avengers: Age of Ultron” kicks all this off and by the end Tony Stark essentially retires from being Iron Man due to feeling responsible for Ultron’s actions. This is in line with reports that Steve Rogers will be leading a new team of ‘Avengers’ at the end of ‘Ultron’ that will include supporting characters from the previous films like Falcon, War Machine, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow.

The site says Marvel is currently tossing between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Captain America: Fallen Son” as the title for the third film in the ‘Captain’ series with the latter having the most traction. In fact, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers may not even be in a third “Avengers” as by the end of the third “Captain America” film: “the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in a tough, dark place, with the heroes scattered and defeated.”

That will reportedly continue through a third “Avengers” and leave the world open to the threat of Thanos in a potential fourth film (and NOT the third as previously suggested).

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On top of THAT, the site also says that ‘Winter Soldier’ directors Joe and Anthony Russo are essentially set to become the caretakers of the MCU after Joss Whedon departs. The brothers are not just set for the third “Captain America”, but the site says they are also in talks to helm the third AND possibly the fourth “Avengers” film.

Meanwhile the casting of Downey in the third ‘Captain’ could potentially impact his other projects says THR. Downey has been in talks to star in a third “Sherlock Holmes” film and a big screen take on “Perry Mason,” along with developing the treasure hunting adventure “Yucatan,” all of these could well be impacted or delayed by his new ‘Captain’ commitments.