Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. Receives Full Pardon for 1990s Drug Charge

Robert Downey Jr. Receives Full Pardon for 1990s Drug Charge

Brown spokesman Evan Westrup went onto explain that these pardons come as a way to help those who've overcome their problems pull themselves up from past transgressions. And it is reiterated by the governor himself that only those who truly earn it are granted a pardon. And Downey Jr. is one individual who has come a long way since being charged with the crime in question. And nowadays, it's hard to even imagine some of the shenanigans the actor got up to in the mid-to-late 90s now that he is one of the Disney and Marvel All-Stars.

Robert Downey Jr. doesn't like to talk about his past drug convictions and his time spent in jail. This pardon clears his name in Los Angeles. But should his past troubles be completely forgotten? Let us know if you think the actor deserves this pardon. Or if he just got off easy because he's Iron Man!

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‘Civil War’ Scene Description Strips Captain America of His Shield

‘Civil War’ Scene Description Strips Captain America of His Shield

Yesterday, we showed you new photos from Marvel's highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War, along with a slew of details from the first Phase Three movie, arriving in theaters May 6, 2016. Those photos all featured members of Team Captain America. Today, Entertainment Weekly has a new photo with Robert Downey Jr., whose beloved character Tony Stark is seen meeting with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) without their superhero gear. The site also has a detailed description of a new scene, while Robert Downey Jr. offers his thoughts on where Tony Stark stands in this movie.

Robert Downey Jr. also described Tony's relationship with Steve as the lead singers of a group who have been together for too long. Backing up Tony in this movie will be War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Vision (Paul Bettany), while Team Cap includes Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Sharon Carter/Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Take a look at the photo below, and stay tuned for more on Captain America: Civil War, in theaters May 6, 2016.

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Robert Downey Jr. Cheers Up Sick Boy with ‘Captain America 3’ Invitation

Robert Downey Jr. Cheers Up Sick Boy with ‘Captain America 3’ Invitation

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.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set Photos Show a Beat-Up Robert Downey Jr.

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set Photos Show a Beat-Up Robert Downey Jr.

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?

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How Much Did Robert Downey Jr. Earn for ‘Avengers 2’ & ‘Captain America 3’?

How Much Did Robert Downey Jr. Earn for ‘Avengers 2’ & ‘Captain America 3’?

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.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Cast Helped Pick New ‘Spider-Man’

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Cast Helped Pick New ‘Spider-Man’

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.

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‘Avengers Infinity War’: Downey Has Faith in the Russo Bros.

‘Avengers Infinity War’: Downey Has Faith in the Russo Bros.

Robert Downey Jr. wasn't shocked to hear that Joss Whedon wasn't coming back for ‘Avengers 3’ and 4.
Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Captain America 3’ and ‘Spider-Man’

Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Captain America 3’ and ‘Spider-Man’

Chris Evans Joins Robert Downey Jr. to talk about their relationship in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.