Robert Downey Jr. caused a hailstorm of news this past month when he first confirmed Iron Man 4 was happening, and then recanted his statements. This eventually led to the announcement that Tony Stark will appear as a major character in Captain America 3, with Marvel setting up its Civil War storyline. Now, knowing the impact of his words, Robert Downey Jr. isn't saying much else.
Still out promoting his feature film The Judge, Robert Downey Jr. was asked if he could reveals a few more tidbits about his impending role in Captain America 3. All he can do is tease what we all assume. This movie is going to be 'huge'. Here is his exact quote when asked if he can say anything about the sequel:
"Yeah, that sounds very exciting. If I do, I'll just regret it... It's gonna be huge, whatever it is."
Sources claim that Robert Downey Jr. will earn $40 million from Captain America 3, plus a portion of the profits on the back end, and bonuses if Captain America 3 outperforms this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which earned $714 million worldwide. The actor took home $50 million for Marvel's The Avengers in 2012.
Robert Downey Jr. will have more than just a cameo, with the actor set to work at least 40 days. Some sources are calling his part in the movie a co-starring role. The story will pit Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man/Tony Stark against Chris Evans' Captain America/Steve Rogers, as they feud over the Superhero Registration Act, which forces anyone with super-human abilities to register themselves with the U.S. government, and agree to serve as part of a new police force.
Production is set to begin in the spring of 2015, with a May 6, 2016 release date already slated for the sequel. You can check out Robert Downey Jr.'s comments here: