Captain America, Civil War: Why Did Robert Downey Jr. Almost Never Act In This Movie?

On the occasion of the broadcast of the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War on Sunday July 4, 2021, from 9:05 pm on TF1, Télé Star reveals the reason why Robert Downey Jr. could have never played in this film.

Released in theaters in 2016, the blockbuster titled Captain America : Civil War, worn by Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, will be rebroadcast on Sunday July 4, 2021, from 9:05 p.m. on TF1. Realized by Anthony and joe russian, this feature film is in fact the continuation of the films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). It is also the 3rd installment of the trilogy Captain America as well as the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Initially, it was agreed that Robert Downey Jr., alias Iron Man, have only a small role in Captain America: Civil War, who does not only required 3 weeks of filming. However, the actor did not hide his desire to appear much longer on the screen, which obviously meant an extended presence on the set of this blockbuster, as well as a bigger salary. After hearing of the wishes of Robert Downey Jr., the general manager of Marvel Entertainment, Ike Perlmutter, stepped up to the plate by explaining that he no longer wanted to see Iron Man in the casting of this feature film.

Captain America, Civil War: A $ 40 Million Fee for Robert Downey Jr.

Finally, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, made sure that Robert Downey Jr. get what he wanted. He then explained that, in this way, Captain America: Civil War could better shape a new stage of sequels and derivatives for the next 7 years. Finally, Robert Downey Jr. got no less than $ 40 million to respond to Chris Evans in this film. To this sum was also added a variable percentage on the profits. Finally, Captain America : Civil War raked in over $ 1.15 billion in worldwide revenue during its theatrical run, which must certainly have enabled Robert Downey Jr. to get a nice nap.

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