THE 49-year-old actor, Robert Downey Jr, is set to reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the third instalment of the popular comic book series, which is set for spring 2016 release.
Robert – who will also appear as the superhero in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ next summer and subsequently, in ‘The Avengers 3’ – is said to be on the verge of signing a deal to suit up as the character in the currently untitled Marvel production.
According to Variety.com, Robert’s Iron Man is to play a vital role in the action adventure, which has a civil war storyline, and will see his character war against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, who is played by Chris Evans.
The plot sees the pair clash over the Superhero Registration Act – which forces superheroes to reveal their identities to the US government – an idea supported by Iron Man but despised by Steve Rogers.
Although Marvel and Robert are yet to confirm the news, the actor recently hinted at reprising his role in a new comic book blockbuster.
He said, “I know there are going to be a bunch more Marvel movies and they have big ideas of how to do it best and (they’re) in the middle of negotiation.” – BANG!