Robert Downey Jr. wholeheartedly agrees with Tony's actions in Civil War
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has butted heads before, but the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR will actually see them on opposite sides of a full out brawl. After the events of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, the world leaders enacted the Sokovia Accords as a way to mandate control over those with enhanced abilities; long story short, Tony Stark agrees and Steve Rogers does not. Robert Downey Jr. spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming Marvel film and he was asked whether being the antagonist bothered him.
It didn’t bother me at all, I’ve always thought of it in some ways that Tony is the antagonist to himself in his own story, so this isn’t a problem. This guy understands problems ‘cause he is a problem. And he tends to create problems. I’m not having to patter around what I think the worldview is, I wholeheartedly agree with what he does in this. Which is, by the way, more than I could say for some of the other movies.
Entertainment Weekly even went so far as to call Tony Stark "a dick," to which Robert Downey Jr. laughed and exclaimed "I know! I’m loving it." Entertainment Weekly was even allowed to view a scene from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, but if you're looking to avoid all spoilers, I'd recommend moving on. The scene opens with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), and T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) walking into a room (glimpsed in the trailer) occupied by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), as well as Martin Freeman's character.
Something bad has gone down. Cap and Falcon were involved. It did not go well. They have handed over their vibranium shield and flying apparatus before being allowed access to this place. The pair look like they’re being sent to the principal’s office.
“You guys want to take a seat?” Widow says. “And try not to break anything while we fix this.”
Stark, who hasn’t yet had his beat-down, is on his cell phone with U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) as Cap and Falcon step into the nerve center of the intelligence office. “No, Romania was not sanctioned by the accords … Col. Rhodes is supervising clean-up … Yes, there will be consequences …” Stark looks irritated, tired. “Obviously, you can quote me on that. I just said it.”
He hangs up, and beholds his Avengers.
“Consequences?” Cap says.
“Secretary Ross wanted you both prosecuted,” Iron Man answers. “I had to give him something.”
“I’m not getting that shield back, am I?” Cap says.
Black Widow walks ahead, joining Stark. “Technically it belongs to the government. Wings, too,” she says.
“That’s cold,” Falcon says.
Stark spins on his heel as the two walk away with T’Challa. He flashes a tight, unpleasant smile. “Warmer than jail!” he says.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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