Robert Downey Jr. Discusses 'Civil War's Sokovia Accords

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 8:09PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - 8:09PM
Robert Downey Jr. Discusses 'Civil War's Sokovia Accords
As you're probably aware, the main point of contention between Captain America and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War is something called the "Sokovia Accords", which calls for the registration and regulation of superheroes. Cap opposes it, Stark supports it, boom: Civil War. Now, Robert Downey Jr., who portrays Iron Man, is revealing more details about the Accords, and shedding new light on Iron Man's motivation in the film. Here's what he told Collider:

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"The bigger question came up of like, just for arguments sake, 'What is the credibility factor?' So we find ourselves in, I'm calling it Cap 3 even though it is Captain America: Civil War, so that question is raised and there are the Sokovia Accords which - I love aesthetic distance, you learn it in like your first year of theater arts, but I sometimes go to work and I'm like, 'Man, these Sokovia Accords are a big problem.'[Laughs] ... They really are, God. We could use some Sokovia Accords. And it's where does Tony find himself in the midst of that."
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So it sounds like Tony Stark, being a logical thinker, believes the Sokovia Accords are the only logical solution to keeping the world safe with all of these amazing superhumans running around. He elaborates further:

Opening quote
"I think what's interesting is not so much that he's looking for more control but that he's saying that as a group of individuals we all require a little bit more supervision than we might imagine. And that for me was just a really straight line, because I don't like words coming out of a character's mouth that I adore because not only is he a little bit duplicitous but he's kind of practical in the way he thinks, and he thinks in terms of everyone's humanity and how quickly we can go against what we think we meant when we said it or what we believe or blah, blah, blah."
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We have to admit, it sounds like Tony Stark is actually going to be pretty sensible in the film... which will make it that much harder to root against him. Can't they all just get along?

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