We are just over three months away from the beginning of Phase 3. Even though Captain America: Civil War finished filming long ago, they recently started the pre-scheduled re-shootings. Thanks to those re-shoots, we recently got some new set photos which do not reveal much concerning any additions to the film – or what shots they could be re-shooting.
If the most recent report is true, it doesn’t appear as though they’ll be looking to change too much during reshoots. Devin Faraci from Birth.Movies.Death is reporting that he has heard from multiple sources that recent test screenings for Civil War have been testing “exceptionally well.” The only thing that audiences have not been agreeing on? How it ranks with other Marvel movies.
The only thing they disagree on is whether the movie tested as well as or better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which had previously been the best-testing Marvel movie. Further, my sources tell me that the movie doesn’t pull any punches in the third act, and that if Marvel execs had been concerned about the film going dark places, these stellar test screenings have alleviated all those fears.
Personally, Winter Soldier is my second favorite Marvel film so if Civil War is better than that, I will be extremely happy. These results do not change my perception of the movie one bit, however, since I expected it to be great. The only way test screening results would change my expectations would be if word coming out of these were that it was disappointing.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.