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. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, this feature film is actually the sequel to the films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). It is also the 3rd installment of the Captain America trilogy as well as the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Initially, it was agreed that Robert Downey Jr., aka Iron Man, would only have a small role in Captain America: Civil War, which 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 about Robert Downey Jr.’s wishes, Marvel Entertainment’s general manager, Ike Perlmutter, stepped up to the plate by explaining that he no longer wanted to see Iron Man in the cast of this feature film.

Eventually, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made sure Robert Downey Jr. got what he wanted. He went on to explain that this way Captain America: Civil War could better shape a new stage of sequels and spinoffs for the next 7 years. In the end, Robert Downey Jr. got no less than $ 40 million to play Chris Evans in this film. To this sum was also added a variable percentage on the profits. In the end, Captain America: Civil War raised more than $ 1.15 billion in revenue worldwide during its theatrical release, which must have allowed Robert Downey Jr. to touch a tidy sum.

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