Robert Downey Jr in negotiations to star in Captain America 3
Robert Downey Jr, best known for his role as Tony Stark in Iron Man, is in negotiations to star in Captain America 3.
According to Variety, Downey Jr is in talks to play Stark in the third instalment of Captain America, with his character playing a key role in bringing the Civil War storyline from Marvel’s comicbooks onto cinema screens and beginning a new phase for Marvel Studios.
It is thought that the film's plot will pit Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, with both characters at war over the Superhero Registration Act. The act forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the US government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. Stark supports the act, whereas Rogers does not, leading to repeated clashes between the pair.
Captain America 3 is due for release in May 2016 and will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who were behind the camera on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which came out earlier this year.
Variety's sources tell them that Downey Jr will pocket a cool $40 million for his role in the new film.
Downey Jr will next be seen in family drama The Judge, which is released into cinemas on Friday (October 17th). Check back here later in the week to read a full review of The Judge.