After not knowing much on the from of Captain America: Civil War, we’ve been hit with plenty of news over the past 24 hours. We got a new look at Black Panther, some insight as to who the character is, and finished with info on the big fight teased in the trailer.
Now, Entertainment Weekly has released more info, but this time it’s all about Tony Stark. The man behind the suit, Robert Downey Jr., has become an icon for the role, seemingly embodying who Iron Man is. It’s because of this, that the actor is 100% on the side of his character’s actions throughout the movie; stating that he “”wholeheartedly” with his character’s choices in this movie.
Downey: I’ve always thought of it in some ways that Tony is the antagonist to himself in his own story, so this isn’t a problem. This guy understands problems ‘cause he is a problem. And he tends to create problems.
EW goes on to describe a new scene where Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) are being escorted by Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Martin Freeman‘s mysterious character. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) meets them and after taking their gear says, “You guys want to take a seat? And try not to break anything while we fix this.“
They end up in a room with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who is on the phone with Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt). Something very bad has happened, and Ross wants Cap and Falcon taken care of. Tony is saying, “No, Romania was not sanctioned by the accords …. Col. Rhodes is supervising clean-up… Yes, there will be consequences… Obviously, you can quote me on that. I just said it.” Here is the rest of the dialogue,
Stark: Secretary Ross wanted you both prosecuted. I had to give him something.
Cap: I’m not getting that shield back, am I?
Widow: Technically it belongs to the government. Wings, too.
Falcon: That’s cold.
Stark: Warmer than jail!
Stark then leaves the room with T’Challa, leaving his old friends behind. He is not acting very friendly at this point, and Downey loves it.
I know! I’m loving it.
He’s just stating a fact. I look at him like, ‘Oh, you and Falcon got a good thing going on, huh?’ He doesn’t really seem to give me the time of day.
With Stark feeling replaced by Falcon in Cap’s life, when Cap delivers the “I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice. He’s my friend” line, Stark’s “So was I” response is real. He is certainly frustrated with the position he has been put in.
Alls I’m saying is ultimately he’s never been in a status position over Cap. It’s a crappy deal for Tony. It has been from the time he came out. I think he’s actually been pretty civil, all things considered. When he tries to bring lightness into the fact that he actually, at certain points, has the real upper hand; he just can’t help himself. Because it’s just been simmering for years and it’s very unrequited.
The flip side to this is Cap’s perspective. His whole mission in Civil War seems to be protecting and saving his friends. Cap and Stark have had their differences but Evans says they were a very close pair.
I think they’re very different men but this is the beautiful thing about family. In a family you know you could hate your mother, you could hate your sister but you’re my family and we have to make this work. I like the end of Ultron, when I say, ‘I will miss you, Tony’ and there is a love and respect there.
Family, friend, or enemy, Stark has grown a lot since his first appearance in Iron Man. After all this time, he is finally embracing his childhood and seeing the good he can do as a result.
He’s thinking about where he went to school. He’s thinking about his folks. He’s thinking all this dough he inherited wasn’t really just meant for him and he should be trying to do something with it. He’s not a kid anymore. He’s thinking about the back nine.
Obviously he has this kind of tragic childhood where his folks die and all that stuff. He mentions it in the first film. He says, he never got to say goodbye to his dad.
I’d always felt that she (his mother) was a really cool kind of Ivy League rebel, an Eleanor Roosevelt type, you know? So that’s kind of what’s been on my mind with it.
With Bucky being the one behind his parents death, there will certainly be bad blood and probably why he comes to hate him so much. The big point for Tony is trying to convince Cap to switch sides. According to Downey, he’s willing to do whatever it takes.
He’s really trying everything from great earnestness to outright manipulation, emotional manipulation to try to get Cap to just make this, to swing the vote.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.