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‘Captain America: Civil War’ The ‘Godfather’ Of Superhero Movies

It’s only two months from the Captain America: Civil War comic book movie, with the premise that divides those with difference of opinion between Robert Downey, Jr.s’ Tony Stark and Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers. This is likely something that stems as far as back as when Rogers tore apart that log at Hawkeye’s reclusive home in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The folks over at Screen Rant addressed this very scenario as the “laying of the seeds” for the third Captain America movie. Downey, Jr. mentions that he wasn’t entirely sure where the seeds were laid. However, he talks about being more focused on where his character is in the following scenes. He did note the significance of that portion of the movie.

“I remember when people said, ‘Man, that’s a powerful scene in the movie.'”

During the Captain America set visit, Robert was asked how “bad does it get between Tony and Cap.” The actor had this to say, giving credence to the talented Russo brothers, according to Screen Rant.

“Well, again, I wanna credit the Russos, who I just really adore these guys. It’s all talk until you start shooting, but I read their take on what the story was gonna be and I was like, ‘Wow!’ and they said, ‘This is the Godfather of superhero movies’ and I said, ‘You just said that, and now you’re gonna be held to it.'”

The Godfather of superhero movies? If anyone recalls in the third Godfather movie, Mary Corleone is snuffed out inadvertently. That scene may seem to have a similarity to this one from the Marvel Civil War event.

The Marvel Civil War story arc pretty much runs in parallel to the movie, and just like in the publication event, sides will be chosen when it comes to who believes in registering with the government or keeping their identity on the down low.

Downey, Jr. is of the mind that the third Captain America movie is more of an Iron Man 4 to him, according to Heroic Hollywood. Robert likened it to more of a roadside pull-off.

“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.”

In the Captain America: Civil War movie, Robert Downey, Jr. mentioned not going “full villain” for the film, as he talked about how he would like the audience to gain favor for Stark. Apparently, in the comic books he’s pretty much pro-registration, so would this suggest in the Civil War movie that Tony Stark may also have some second thoughts regarding registering with the government?

Downey, Jr. also addressed being thought of as the film’s antagonist and not necessarily the villain, according to the Screen Rant interview. The idea of Tony Stark being the “first time antagonist” would probably make people think if the audience would really want to be against his character.

But Robert found it to be challenging to think of Stark in such a fashion. He talked about how the crew up the “food chain” towards Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige pretty much make the decisions on where to put the characters.

He also seemed less than enthused about doing an Iron Man 4 sequel, according to Heroic Hollywood. Although a year ago he “loosely confirmed” the sequel on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, then he later back tracked, according to Cinema Blend.

The Captain America: Civil War movie is scheduled to be released come May 6 and is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who are also set to helm the Avengers: Infinity War films.

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