Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters within months and directors Anthony and Joe Russo discussed more about the comic book movie. A recent Tumblr and Buzzfeed question/answer session occurred, giving the internet community some more details regarding the conflict between opposing superheroes and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Collider.
Already the Russo brothers discussed Captain America: Civil War to be a psychological thriller as opposed to a political thriller like Winter Soldier. Considering that this is an already tightly knit-group of people, the attempt at dividing them would lead to quite an upset. Back then, the Russo brothers likened Cap and Black Widow to surrogates.
The Captain America: Civil War movie question/answer session revisited this and even teased the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to Collider. Also, considering they are involved in the two-part Infinity War movies, it would make sense to what the future holds for Marvel movie fans. For one, Joe Russo stated that after this event there would indeed be a “fallout.”
“There will be a long lasting fallout from the events” of Civil War, which will “significantly alter the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Russo said.
And with the aforementioned Winter Soldier and Civil War “thriller”comparisons, Avengers: Infinity War was cited as “something else entirely.”
Collider likened the severing of the team to what occurred with Agent Phil Coulson’s team on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The impact of what occurred on the TV show was quite damaging psychologically to the team, as treachery ensued and Nick Fury had to go on the down-low, passing the torch onto Coulson to rebuild.
For Avengers: Infinity War, Joe Russo singled out a rather obscure, bumble-headed, comedic, and destructive comic character called Groo, the Wanderer, a creation by MAD Magazine‘s Sergio Aragones. He mentioned wanting him to join the fray in the two-part movie.
Joe probably mentioned Groo because of his notoriety on having no qualms taking on numerous soldiers, regardless of what side he’s on. On a side note, the Russos did clarify there would be 68 characters in the film, and not the 67 they mentioned before, according to iDigital Times. It looks like Groo could handle that amount as he couldn’t care less about the count.
“There’s a lot of characters. The movie features 68 distinct characters, not 67.”
Also, with the high amount of characters mentioned in the past by the Russo brothers being in this movie, why not throw in the cheese dip-loving mendicant?
Then there was the discussion of superhero fatigue, so perhaps Groo was mentioned as a means as they could be running out of options? But it would seem rather likely that there’s a demonstration of options, even with Groo. Anthony Russo spoke about this.
“The beauty of superhero movies is that there are always more stories to tell. You can go anywhere with the genre.”
Beyond Captain America, there are other options, be it “epic or intimate character work,” according to Anthony.
More teases were given by Joe Russo as there was mentioned flashbacks regarding how Captain America and Bucky Barnes have a considerable and tight history with each other. This relationship between the war buddies is pretty much the main focus of the Russo brothers. Their devotion is quite embedded.
The Civil War trailer demonstrates this when Steve Rogers is faced with Tony Stark when choosing sides. Stark gave a disappointed response to Rogers’ putting Bucky before the billionaire-playboy-philanthropist. It looked to be a dramatic let down to Tony in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. There’s also the questionable choosing of sides entailing Black Widow, who encounters Bucky. It looks like her relationship with Captain America is challenged as well.
“Her relationship with Cap is very deep and is a continuation of their story from ‘Winter Soldier.’ But due to very personal reasons they wind up on opposite sides.”
Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters come May 6.
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