While we wait with bated breath for May 6, 2016 — a.k.a. the day Civil War hits the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directors Joe and Anthony Russo were asked to give some details about the next installment in the Captain America franchise and who would/wouldn’t be in the film during a media stop in Beijing.
“…it’s going to star Chris Evans. Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film.”
Also returning to the fold are a newly costumed Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and the film will mark the debut of Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman, above), as well as a massive Cap/Iron Man fight is promised. I mean, it better be — their fight in the comic book was amazing.
But I’ll let the Russo Brothers tell you all about it (courtesy of Latino Review).
In a separate interview with IGN, Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely did admit that while some tweaks will have to be made, the overall theme will stay the same (for the most part), with McFeely stating:
“There’s a depth of myth [to the Civil War storyline]… It’s been on and off the table for a while, let’s put it that way, and it’s a challenge to do it and make sure that all the characters that we’ve established, and everyone’s established in the MCU are serviced and sound correct, right? Because there’s a difference between the characters in Civil War, which was written in 2006, 2007.
The MCU [didn’t] exist [when it was written]. There isn’t a Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans who has helped create the character so we need to make sure that that template gets adjusted and what have you in order to make sure it services these characters and not just sort of rip off their parts and make them look like them.”
All I care about is that it’s done right. The Civil War series is my favorite Marvel event comic — two great American heroes with a long and storied history, who’re used to fighting side-by-side, now find themselves battling against each other. If you haven’t read Civil War, yet, trust me: you should do it now.
What say you? I want to know your thoughts on this and what you need to see happen in Captain America: Civil War to make you happy.
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