It seems that famous actor Robert Downey Jr. might be joining upcoming movie Captain America 3. It is said that the popular actor is in the final negotiations with the producers of the superhero movie.
The actor will play billionaire Tony Stark in the popular movie. It is claimed that production for Captain America 3 will start in the spring. The movie is said to be released in May, 2016. Well, if the star will sign for this movie appearance, this will actually not be the only time when Robert Downey Jr. will suit up as Iron Man. The Hollywood star will also play in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3.
It has been revealed that initially Marvel considered Robert Downey Jr. for a small role, which would have only required the star to film for about three weeks on Captain America 3. However, Downey Jr. tried to convince producers that Tony Stark should have a more significant role in this movie.
Reports reveal that initially producers were very unhappy with the demand, which actually made Marvel Entertainment chief Ike Perlmutter to order screenwriters to eliminate the part of the Iron Man in the upcoming movie, rewriting the script entirely. Well, at that point, everyone thought that the deal was dead.
However, it seems that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige continued to negotiate with the star, trying to solve the issues. It has been revealed that Robert Downey Jr. will receive no less than $40 million for the role in Captain America 3, at least this is what sources indicate. So, it seems that the popular Hollywood star is far away from being done with his role as the Iron Man.
At this point, there are no official statements from Marvel or from the famous actor. So, it is yet to see if the rumors are true and if the popular actor will star in Captain America 3. However, Robert Downey Jr. has other Iron Man roles in the future. The famous actor starred in the Iron Man franchise, which debuted in 2008.