io9‘s Germain Lussier went to a conference where Anthony Russo spoke. Russo revealed that Captain America: Civil War is going to have a scene where Robert Downey Jr. is playing a 20 year old version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. They’re going to be using the technology they used to make Michael Douglas look younger for the flashback sequences in Ant-Man.
I mean, this movie has a very remarkable sequence I think where Robert Downey Jr. plays a 20-year-old man, which is pretty incredible. He plays someone who is around the age he was when we first saw him on the screen.
It took us months and months of work on that shot to make it work. It’s just very complicated taking the human face and changing the human face in a way that looks realistic. In fact, it was the last shot we completed in the movie. We just dropped it into the movie maybe five days ago.
This sounds pretty awesome, guys. Normally I’d be a little worried about aging an actor back that far, but Michael Douglas’s flashback sequences in Ant-Man looked really great, so there’s no reason to think that Captain America: Civil War will drop the ball on this one. What interests me more is the potential context the scene will be put in. What will they be doing with those scenes, especially since they were just finished recently?
Entertainment Weekly also released an article talking about how much of a villain Iron Man will turn out to be in the upcoming film. Iron Man hasn’t been quite as villainized as he was in the comics, and Captain America hasn’t been quite as deified, according to Marvel. Rather, the test audiences have been evenly split on who they sided with. Christopher Markus had this to say:
“In some ways, I feel the comic tipped too far — because Tony just kind of lost his mind in the comic, built that space prison and all this stuff. God knows, I love Captain America. We love rebels on film, but I don’t really want superpowered people just doing whatever the hell they feel like, you know? I’m all for regulation in real life. So it’s an interesting sort of dilemma.”
We have until May to find out just how all of this is going to play out. Personally, I’m treating this Captain America movie like a third Avengers movie, because that’s kind of how it feels like. Either way, I’m excited. Who else is excited for this movie?