Robert Downey Jr for Captain America 3

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2014
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Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr is said to be on the verge of signing up to reprise his role as Iron Man in 'Captain America 3'

Robert Downey Jr is in final negotiations to star in 'Captain America 3'.

The 49-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the third instalment of the popular comic book series, which is set for spring 2016 release.

Robert - who will also appear as the superhero in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' next summer and subsequently, in 'The Avengers 3' - is said to be on the verge of signing a deal to suit up as the character in the currently untitled Marvel production.

According to, Robert's Iron Man is to play a vital role in the action adventure, which has a civil war storyline, and will see his character war against Captain America's alter-ego Steve Rogers, who is played by Chris Evans.

The plot sees the pair clash over the Superhero Registration Act - which forces superheroes to reveal their identifies to the US government - an idea supported by Iron Man but despised by Steve Rogers.

Although Marvel and Robert are yet to confirm the news, the actor recently hinted at reprising his role in a new comic book blockbuster.

He said: "I know there are going to be a bunch more Marvel movies and they have big ideas of how to do it best and [they're] in the middle of negotiation."

Captain America: Civil War

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt
  • UK release: 29 April 2016

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

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