Aside from playing superhero Tony Stark/Iron Man in blockbusters such as Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. has proven on several occasions that he is a real-life hero, especially to brave young kids. Back in March, Robert Downey Jr. teamed up with Microsoft's The Collective Project to present a new 3D-printed bionic arm inspired by Iron Man to a young boy named Alex Pring, who was born with a partially-developed right arm. Today, the actor posted a strange photo on Instagram of himself in a silly Tigger costume from Winnie the Pooh, and as it turns out, this was also part of an effort to help another young boy, inviting him to the Captain America: Civil War premiere.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Take a look at Vicky's original post below, along with Robert Downey Jr.'s follow-up and a video of young Daniel reacting to the news that he will get to meet Robert Downey Jr. at the premiere.Read More
Captain America: Civil War is continuing to shoot in Atlanta, where Marvel's Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are going to come to blows over the Superhero Registration Act. The latest set photos hint that Cap may have the upper hand. Star Robert Downey Jr. is seen wearing his signature Marvel Under Armour, and sporting a face that has been beaten and bloodied. Is Rogers the one responsible?
Like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will see two of DC Comics biggest superheroes battling in the streets of Metropolis, Captain America: Civil War will give us an epic brawl between Iron Man and Captain America. Though, we have yet to see this tussle even hinted at in any leaked set photos. Is this our first evidence of their clash? Or has Tony run into other unfortunate problems that have found him on the opposite end of a good ol' fashion butt kicking?Read More
After Captain America: Civil War, the actor will most certainly appear in at least one movie in Marvel's two-part adventure, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, but his future with the studio is uncertain after that. Are you surprised that the actor made $80 million from just two superhero movies? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read More
When it was first announced that Spider-Man was finally going to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was also revealed that whoever played Peter Parker will first appear in an unspecified Marvel movie, before the Spider-Man reboot hit theaters in summer 2017. Although it has never been officially been confirmed, it is widely known that this mystery movie is Captain America: Civil War, since the top contenders were flown out to Atlanta, where Captain America: Civil War is shooting, to test for the role. Now that Tom Holland has landed the coveted part, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that he actually tested with two of the stars from Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, who helped with the decision making process.
On May 30, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Charlie Rowe, Matthew Lintz, Judah Lewis and Charlie Plummer were all flown out to Atlanta, where they all tested alongside Robert Downey Jr., whose Iron Man character shares scenes with Spidey in Captain America: Civil War. Producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal were looking for chemistry between the young actors and the oldest Avenger. The studios narrowed it down to Tom Holland and Charlie Rowe, but they couldn't decide between them, so, on the week of June 8, they asked for a second screen test. Tom Holland was the only actor to test separately with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, and he emerged as the clear choice during the second test. Aside from his cameo in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland is signed on for at least three Spider-Man movies.Read More
Avengers: Infinity War - Part II comes to theaters May 3rd, 2019.Read More
What do you think about all of these new details? With production starting soon in Atlanta, hopefully Marvel will share some new details regarding Captain America: Civil War as production gets under way, along with news of who will play the new Spider-Man. While we wait for that information to come in, take a look at Robert Downey Jr.'s appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night.
Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters May 6th, 2016.Read More
Yesterday, Robert Downey Jr. teased that 'big' Avengers news was coming this morning. That huge Marvel reveal was the announcement of the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast's appearance on both Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Of course, fans felt a little slighted, as this was merely promoting two Disney-owned ABC talk shows. To make up for it, Marvel decided to officially confirm that Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. But again, this was old news revealed in the trades months ago. Now, Robert Downey Jr. is back, attempting to rectify his 'big' announcement news with one last try: A new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot!
Again, though, the effort is lackluster, as there is no new footage in this 30 second teaser. It was actually released to celebrate the more than $2 million Robert Downey Jr. helped raise for Julia's House through his Omaze campaign. For those that don't know, Julia's House is the only children's hospice charity in Dorset, South West England, dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire.Read More