As part of the continuing coverage of Captain America: Civil War, EW has released another story. So far today, they’ve shown us the upcoming cover and a breakdown of Black Panther. Now, they have turned their attention to the leading man, Captain America, and the airport battle that was shown in the first trailer.
Before we get to comments made by Chris Evans and the Russo brothers, EW did have an interesting tidbit at the beginning of the article. They stated that the New Avengers fight with Crossbones causes a lot of death, which seems to lineup with the rumor that this is what initiates the Sokovia Accords.
It’s been rumored and speculated that Bucky will be framed for this event somehow and will put him at the center of the Civil War story. We’ve seen previously how Cap wants to save his old pal, and that will continue to play a part in this movie as well.
Evans: Had Bucky not been brainwashed he’d be doing the same thing Cap is doing, taking orders from S.H.I.E.L.D. and fighting for the country and then realizing S.H.I.E.L.D. is corrupt. But Bucky’s a different situation. He obviously couldn’t make these choices. This is — I don’t want to give too much about the plot away but Bucky’s a big piece of the puzzle in this movie just because it gives Steve something that he really hasn’t had besides Peggy, but even Peggy is well on in her life.
No one on this planet knew him then. No one is left. He doesn’t have any peace with his youth. He doesn’t have any peace from his life, so Bucky and whatever happens with Bucky in this movie… That’s a big piece in terms of him kind of finding his own purpose in what he’s fighting for and how that friendship can come back to life. Not just as them as soldiers, but them as friends.
It should come as no surprise that Bucky and Cap are on the same team, the question was, who would join them in their fight. It appears the concept art that was leaked showing the two teams is correct. EW confirms Cap and Bucky are joined by Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner, Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and the previously unconfirmed Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). They also confirmed that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) has War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), which leaves out previously reported Vision.
These two sides will collide at an airport, which was the home of much of the action from the trailer, that gave us the “Splash Page” shots. Besides the previously mentioned characters, there appears to be another player in this fight as well. EW described a sequence where Black Widow and Ant-Man are fighting (can’t wait for that by the way) and Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye are shooting at an airborne threat that isn’t Iron Man.
They didn’t mention War Machine either, since both would be added digitally in post, but could this be a place for Vision to show up? He was reported as being on Tony’s side. Two other interesting possibilities would be Spider-Man joining the fight here or probably the most interesting possibility, Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl). Zemo somehow causing chaos to what should be the big fight would be great to see, especially if he is the one to rip a hole in Rhodey’s chest. Then again, a Hawkeye explosive arrow or energy blast from Scarlet Witch could do the same thing.
Whatever happens throughout the movie will certainly cause friction and permanently alter how these characters interact. The Russo brothers are approaching this as a family story.
Joe Russo: The story is about family. And what happens if they don’t agree
Anthony Russo: How do you move forward from a moment where people who used to love each other and were on the same side, now hate each other and are trying to hurt each other?. [Cap is] such a strong, grounded, morally centered, ethically centered character. You can beat at him pretty hard as a hero, to try to crack that strength — both morally and physically.
The more I hear about Captain America: Civil War, the more excited I get for it. Stay tuned to the site for more Civil War updates.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.