Last week, Robert Downey Jr. went on the record to clarify that Iron Man 4 was not in the cards for him. Instead, Downey promised, “I’m still going to be involved with Marvel and there’s going to be plenty of other fun stuff.” Downey also hinted at a secret plan he expected Marvel to announce soon. That plan was revealed tonight.
Downey is close to signing a deal to co-star in Captain America 3. The sequel will use the “Civil War” storyline, where the Superhero Registration Act mandates that anyone with superhuman abilities register with the U.S. government and agree to act as law enforcement. Captain America opposes the legislation, but Iron Man supports it, setting up Downey to play the villain. More after the jump.