So remember when the Mayor of Marvel-town, Robert Downey, Jr. went on his talk show run last week and kept teasing that there was still more in store for him as Tony Stark/Iron Man with Marvel, despite his six picture deal more or less coming to an end with Avengers 3? Well, according to a report from Variety, it turns out that news is that he’ll be co-starring in Captain America 3, pitting the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist who doesn’t play well with others against Captain America, who, after the events of Winter Soldier is now on the run as a fugitive of justice.
In the comics, the event revolves around something called the Superhuman Registration Act, put forth by Tony Stark, where all super-powered heroes are required to register with the American Government and release their secret identities for the good of public opinion as well as for the purpose of the government being able to call on them whenever they might require their specific set of skills.
The story is kicked off when one particularly powerful villain, Nitro, completely decimates the town of Stamford, CT while fighting a B-list team called the New Warriors and the public cries out for the government to rein in the wanton destruction caused by superhumans fights. The comic book event included pretty much every hero from Marvel which could lend further credence to why Marvel is rumored to be talking to Sony about involving Spider-man, who was a very major player in the story.
So, will Age of Ultron, which is rumored to have a lot of destruction in it, kick this story off in the MCU or will they have another hyper-destructive event kick off Cap 3?
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015, with Captain America 3 hitting theaters the following year, on May 6, 2016 and speculation is that Avengers 3 will hit theaters on Star Wars Day in 2018 (May 4th, 2018).
Also, look for a reboot of the Civil War comic book event hitting racks next Summer.
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