With its immensely large cast, scope, and universe-combining premise, it’s been easy for fans and critics to call Captain America: Civil War the equivalent of Avengers 2.5, without a few key members from the MCU’s lead team, but with large new additions like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. Despite the fact that the story itself and inciting incident seems to come strictly from the Captain America franchise and characters.
Turns out, we’re not the only ones aware of the film’s Avengers similarities and comparisons either, as none other than Captain America himself has spoken out to try and reassure some fans that the film’s story and themes will center squarely on the Avenger lost in time.
While recently speaking with Disney Twenty-Three (via Yahoo! Movies), Chris Evans elaborated on the film’s story and central focus:
“Even though there are a lot 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.”
Using Bucky (Sebastian Stan) as one of the main reasons behind the catalyst between the Avengers was probably one of the smartest decisions that Marvel could have made when adapting this iconic comic book story onto the big screen, especially since the source material seemed to include practically every notable character from the Marvel comics into its storyline.
Combining Bucky’s relationship with Cap as well as the new Sokovia Accords, a legislation act that goes directly against Steve’s moral compass, could make Civil War one of Marvel’s most philosophically complex outings yet, a possibility that has already been hinted by Elizabeth Olsen a few months ago. So far, the Captain America films have become probably Marvel’s strongest standalone franchise yet, and after Winter Soldier managed to completely change the landscape of the MCU, I can only imagine how different things will be by the time Civil War cuts to black.
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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