EW has been privileged enough to have been down on set in Atlanta while ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ was being shot, getting access to cast members for exclusive interviews and being able to see a few crucial scenes being shot. In the latest interview they have released, they discuss the politics of the movie with Robert Downey Jr., especially in light of his character’s new role. When asked how he feels about Tony Stark being the antagonist of the movie, Downey Jr. had the following to say:
“It didn’t bother me at all. 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.”
He also spoke on his own opinion on what Tony does in the movie:
“I wholeheartedly agree with what he does in this. Which is, by the way, more than I could say for some of the other movies.”
Something bad has gone down. Cap and Falcon were involved. It did not go well. They have handed over their vibranium shield and flying apparatus before being allowed access to this place. The pair look like they’re being sent to the principal’s office.
Stark, who hasn’t yet had his beat-down, is on his cell phone with U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) as Cap and Falcon step into the nerve center of the intelligence office. “No, Romania was not sanctioned by the accords …. Col. Rhodes is supervising clean-up… Yes, there will be consequences…” Stark looks irritated, tired. “Obviously, you can quote me on that. I just said it.”
All in all, I am definitely looking forward to the antagonistic incarnation of Tony Stark in ‘Civil War,’ and to see what events happen that finally push him over the edge and against Captain America, and to see how the world reacts to (both real and in the MCU), as Iron Man has long been the main face of the heroes in the MCU. What are your thoughts on Tony Stark’s politics in ‘Civil War?’ Would you be willing to side with him if his reasons were compelling, or are you Captain America all the way? Share your opinions below!