Although Captain America and Iron man are set to lock horns in Captain America: Civil War, it looks as though Iron Man has a certain respect for the first Avenger.
During an interview with Times of India, the 49-year-old Iron Man explained the relationship between himself and Captain America… and it seems there’s a great amount of respect there.
“There are really only two relationships in Tony [Stark]’s life in which he’s been willing to assume a lower status,” he said. “One’s with Pepper obviously, equal footing, and the other is with Cap [Chris Evans].”
Of course, his comments here come in relation to the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron… and it’s clear that there’s a deep respect between the two Avengers. And Robert Downey Jr. explains why that’s the case.
“It’s always whoever does the job best should probably do that job and Tony’s bringing a lot to the table and Cap has the most experience. It’s also nice to feel like there’s someone under whose tutelage you become better at what you have to do and no one’s more battle-seasoned than Cap.”
Obviously, there’s been a deep sense of respect for Cap throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe… and with Tony Stark’s father working closely with Steve Rogers during the first Captain America movie, it’s likely that Iron Man has been told stories about the legendary soldier.
But how does this change by Captain America: Civil War?
It’s clear that the events of Age of Ultron have a deep impact on all concerned… and it seems that their differing opinions on how to tackle the robotic threat may be the catalyst for an unnerving rift between the two heroes.
Of course, it’s unlikely to kick off until Civil War… but we may see the cracks starting to appear in their friendship. And that makes ‘Age of Ultron’ a very interesting film, indeed.
Captain America: Civil War heads to cinemas on 29 April 2016.
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