Captain America: Civil War is months away and reports and rumors about the nature of the relationship of the Avengers team is in question. Relationships will be challenged, moral characters questioned, and the choosing of sides mount.
The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony, were at a question/answer session at the 2016 Wizard World in Cleveland. They talked about the movie and its tone when comparing it to Captain America: Winter Soldier.
They already compared the two in previous times with Winter Soldier being a political thriller entailing the rise of the Hydra infesting S.H.I.E.L.D. and hunting down Steve Rogers as a fugitive where he sought the aid of Falcon and Black Widow. Civil War is touted by the Russo brothers as a psychological thriller, so it will be interesting to see how that turns out.
Now the directors have given insight into the dreariness of the movie’s nature, mentioning the third Captain America sequel having a “radical reinterpretation,” according to Cinema Blend.
“We really did a radical reinterpretation of Captain America in Winter Soldier. We were twice as aggressive in tone and execution on Civil War.”
Captain America: Civil War’s Chris Evans talked about the situation regarding Steve Rogers serious moral dilemma in deciphering what is right. Evans cites the big screen issues with that of real life.
“This conflict is more mirroring that which we deal with on a daily basis, where it’s just different points of view. There’s no clear right, no clear wrong, and it’s hard for him to understand the right move.”
His character is typically that of a Boy Scout, but he seems to be torn in the upcoming movie, although the trailer looks to have shown him choosing Bucky over Tony Stark when it came to the nature of their relationship. It seems tensions will rise when Stark chooses to take the side of thwarting vigilante acts.
Executive producer Nate Moore backs the aforementioned in regards to vigilantism that even though someone has super powers, it doesn’t mean they should be utilized for the purpose of enforcement in a non-regulatory manner.
For those unfamiliar with the epic event of the Marvel Civil War that existed in the comics, there was a divide happening in between factions regarding the revealing of identities of those with super human abilities. There was also a requirement of being registered with the Superhuman Registration Act, and it was up to Tony Stark and his side to round up those who had not yet been registered. Captain America was against this, and of course had those who were on his side.
This whole ordeal looks to have been triggered by the events of which occurred in Avengers: Age of Ultron in the country of Sokovia. In the Captain America: Civil War trailer there appeared a sizable booklet with the title, “Sokovia Accords” and subtitled, “Framework for the Registration and Deployment of Enhanced Individuals.” This prop looks to be analogous to the Super Human Registration act in the comic book event.
Although Captain America: Civil War will have its grittiness, Anthony mentioned there will be later introduced a lighthearted part of the movie on the behalf of Ant-Man and Spider-Man. It was mentioned that they won’t have a comparable dreariness on their parts in not dealing with such darkness, according to Cinema Blend. That being said, there looks to be an offset by balancing out the moods in the movie.
“So they don’t have as much darkness to deal with in the film, so they can be a little lighter and more fun. I think the movie has a healthy balance between very serious, interesting and very surprising storytelling, and sort of light, fun wits and humor… characters like Spider-Man and Ant-Man enter the story a little later.”
The Captain America: Civil War movie is scheduled to come to theaters on May 6 and is also said to lead into the Avengers: Infinity War movies, according to Comic Book Resources.
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