With Captain America: Civil War now only a few months out from release, Marvel Studios and the cast members are beginning to open up about the upcoming film. We’ve seen a few stills, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, that have given fans a great look at Black Panther’s MCU debut, as well as the return of Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp). We’ve even gotten our first trailer for the epic feature that teased the return of General Ross (William Hurt), a character that hasn’t been involved in the MCU since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, which saw a fair amount of mix reviews among fans. Now, with ABC Studios readying to air a Captain America 75th Anniversary special on January 19th, leading into the season two premiere of Agent Carter, it’s more than likely we’ll see a second trailer – or even a clip – air during the special.
For fans unwilling to wait two weeks, however, to hear more about the upcoming film when some of the cast joins the anniversary special on ABC, Captain America himself, Chris Evans, has opened up to Cineplex (via CBR) about the film and how we’ll see an evolution of the Captain America character in Civil War.
There’s a great parallel that they draw between my character and Tony Stark. It’s something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people. You can go right down to Democrat and Republican; everyone has a different opinion of what’s best.
No matter what your worldview may be, you will have a difficult decision to choose whether you are Team Stark or Team Cap. These teams come as a result of the Sokovia Accords, which are formed after the Avengers have destroyed numerous cities while saving the world.
You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they’re saving the world. So it’s a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves? The beautiful thing with ‘Civil War’ is that no one’s right and no one’s wrong; it’s just your personal opinion.
Once Captain America was brought back to the present day, his trust in the government gradually became more and more distant. By the time Civil War comes around, Steve and Tony have basically flipped viewpoints from The Avengers.
We’re going to have a nice evolution where you have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure — he was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command. Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order.
There was once the worry that Captain America: Civil War would be just another Avengers movie, but the more that comes out about it, the more it feels like a direct sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There may be plenty of heroes, but the lack of a world destroying villain in addition to more politics, will set this movie apart and hopefully make it one of the best installments in the MCU.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.