Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to sign on for Captain America 3 which paves the way for a new phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Civil War storyline.
If you’re familiar with the Cival War storyline, it pits Tony Stark and Steve Rogers against each other when they feud over the Superhero Registration Act. The Act forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their true identities to the government. Of course, many characters are for it like Stark and others aren’t like Rogers. The Superhero Registration Act includes many Marvel characters in the storyline including Spider-Man. Currently the Spider-Man franchise is owned by Sony but there are rumors they may be sharing the franchise with Marvel so both companies can use the character.
Will this news translate into official LEGO sets? My guess is probably since this is one of the most popular storylines in Marvel’s history but it’s still too early to tell. Captain America 3 won’t happen for a few more years but it’s never too early to speculate. What minifigures do you want to see in sets if LEGO does produce sets based on the Civil War? For reference, here’s a list of characters who are involved in the storyline.