‘Captain America: Civil War’ Is Not The ‘Avengers 3’ — Chris Evans Explains Why
Captain America: Civil War is set to feature more Marvel superheroes than ever before. Although the film centers on Captain America (Chris Evans), the movie feels more like another Avengers installment than anything else. Fortunately, Evans recently cleared the air and promised fans that Civil War will focus on Captain America over everyone else.
According to Den of Geek, Evans sat down with Disney’s Twenty-Three magazine and discussed the incorporation of so many superheroes in Civil War. In particular, Evans revealed that the upcoming film will explore Captain America’s struggles with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
“Even though there are a lot of characters, the focus is on Steve and his struggle. Especially his struggle with Tony Stark… It’s exciting to see a guy who’s as optimistic and as selfless as Steve be met with letdown, betrayal, frustration, and selfishness. There are events and people in his life that test him — that challenge him and force him to reevaluate who he is and what he wants out of life.”
Meanwhile, Cinema Blend is reporting that Civil War is based on the Marvel comics of the same name. Interestingly, the storyline in the comics also featured a lot of superheroes; only the events were included as crossovers. This meant that fans could read about the fight between Stark and Captain America through multiple perspectives, something the movie is not planning on incorporating.
The decision to tell the story through the eyes of Captain America makes sense, especially considering how confusing multiple perspectives might be on the big screen. That being said, with only Captain America’s viewpoint expressed, it will be interesting to see if Stark and his followers are portrayed as the bad guys in the movie.
At the same time, Collider is reporting that Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, echoed Evans’ comments and explained how the studio has been building up to this moment for a long time. After all, Captain America and Iron Man have not always seen eye to eye on many issues, including the safety and security of humankind.
“We’ve seen it coming. The clues were there. When you watch the other films you see how Captain America and Iron Man fight the bad guys together, back-to-back, but they have differences… And there is something that happens in the world that divides them.”
While the details concerning the main storyline in Captain America: Civil War have been kept under wraps, the movie will draw from the events that occurred in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is partly why so many heroes will make an appearance in the movie, as Marvel continues to expand its Cinematic Universe.
In Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers came face to face with his old friend and army buddy, Bucky Barnes. At the same time, Captain America felt the sharp sting of betrayal by S.H.I.E.L.D., while in Age of Ultron, he discovered that even some members of his own team had the capacity to betray him. All three of these themes are expected to converge in Civil War as the government attempts to place a stronger hold on superheroes in general.
This new system of accountability will divide the Avengers into two distinct camps. On one side are Iron Man and his team, while Captain America is set to lead Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, The Winter Soldier, Agent 13, and Scarlet Witch against them. The outcome of their epic battle is yet to be seen, though. Considering the firepower, there is surely going to be more than one casualty before the fighting comes to an end.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to open in theaters everywhere on May 6.
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