Downey’s new Tony

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. returns as Iron Man

Team Iron Man bats for responsibility
Robert Downey Jr. returns as the godfather of all Super Heroes, Tony Stark and leads Team Iron Man in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

Tony Stark is a different man—he’s made an honest assessment of the recent events with Ultron and, in a shocking conservative turnaround, is in agreement with world governments that the Avengers should be regulated. This move pits Iron Man against Captain America on a political level but their personal conflict runs deeper—and down a more dangerous path than either could have ever anticipated or imagined.

The actor explains what it means when Iron Man and Captain America find themselves at odds in the film’s story.

“You don’t want to see these two characters create a tear in the fabric of their relationship because you know how pervasive it can be,” says Downey. “So it gives you a fair amount of shatter to play with. I’ve always liked the idea of how do you recover from that. What has to happen for there to be any sort of homeostasis by the end of a rift like that between Steve and Tony?”

Joining Team Iron Man in his fight against Team Cap are fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. members Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Col. James “Rhodey”Rhodes/War Machine, T’Challa/Black Panther and The Vision.

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow is played by Scarlett Johansson for the fifth time. A recently christened Avenger is Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine played by Don Cheadle.

For Paul Bettany, returning to role of The Vision after the birth of his character in Avengers: Age of Ultron was exciting as it provided the opportunity to expand and explore more deeply the fascinating character.

Finally one of the most anticipated additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making his in the film is T’Challa aka Black Panther. Describing Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman offers, “He is a paradox. He is so aware of and so connected to a tradition and lineage. Yet, he is a forward thinker, a maverick. He is very strategic. You never know quite what he’s going to do next, so there’s a certain mystery about the character. At the same time, he’s a public figure. Known by everyone but known by no one.”

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens today across the Philippines, ahead of its US opening, under the distribution of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Easy to watch ‘Captain America: Civil War’

One thing is certain with the grand opening of Captain America: Civil War’ today: long, snaking lines to the box office.

There is, however, an easier way to watch this summer’s biggest blockbuster, with the new GMovies app, free for download via the App Store or Google Play Store. Once downloaded, open the app and log-in via Facebook.

On the “Now Showing” page, click on the Captain America: Civil War’ movie poster, pick your cinema of choice, show time, and preferred seat. Payment is made through various options on the “Check Out” page.

An e-ticket will automatically be in the smartphone’s gallery and the app’s “My Tickets” page.


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