‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Discuss ‘Radical Reinterpretation’ Of Captain America

Captain America: Civil War promises to be the most fraught and contentious entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, as it will pit Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers against Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark, while the pair each gather their own superhero teams together to fight their former allies.

Obviously, that’s going to leave moviegoers caught in the middle of the fracas as they uncomfortably have to decide which of the two teams they agree with. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who happen to share the same surname because they’re also, unsurprisingly, brothers, have now admitted that Civil War is packed with aggression that will undoubtedly bubble to the surface throughout the course of the blockbuster.

Joe Russo made this assertion while speaking at the Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con on Saturday, explaining that they’d provided a “radical reinterpretation” of Chris Evans’ character during the course of Winter Soldier, and that is only exacerbated in the follow-up.

“We really did a radical reinterpretation of Captain America in Winter Soldier,” the director told the packed crowd at the event (via Cleveland.com). “We were twice as aggressive in tone and execution on Civil War.”

The directing team didn’t stop there with their Captain America: Civil War revelations though, as they admitted that the dynamic between Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is going to be even more prevalent in Civil War than it was both The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier, and it will only add to the dynamic between the pair.

The pair explained to the gathered masses that “the relationship between [Bucky Barnes] and Captain America will be further fleshed.”

The release date of May 6, 2016, for Captain America: Civil War is now closing in rather quickly, and you can expect the press and hysteria regarding the blockbuster to kick into overdrive once Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been released next month on March 25, 2016.

Anthony Mackie, who portrays Sam Wilson/Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has done so in Ant-Man, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and will do for a third time in Captain America: Civil War, has been waxing lyrical about the blockbuster while out promoting his performance in Triple 9.

First of all, Anthony Mackie insisted that Captain America: Civil War is the best Marvel movie so far, declaring that it even eclipses both Iron Man and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, the actor then went even further by predicting that Civil War could become the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Anthony Mackie told BBC Radio (via Moviefone), “It’s Marvel’s best movie thus far… It’s really, really good. It’s because it’s more of an acting movie than an action movie. I feel like the story is very concise and interesting, and you get to see Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo and everybody just do really, really good acting. And then there’s action in it. I think it might be the first superhero movie that might be up for Best Picture.”

Eagle-eyed readers might also have noticed that Anthony Mackie provided somewhat of a spoiler during his comments, because the presence of Mark Ruffalo in Captain America: Civil War has never actually been confirmed. At this point, it’s impossible to know if Mackie’s remarks were an accident, or if he’s just revealed a huge spoiler.

We’ll find out when Captain America: Civil War is finally released on May 6, 2016.

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