As we near closer to the release of Captain America: Civil War, we can expect Marvel to slowly, but surely to reveal new bits of information regarding the upcoming project. Case in point, the slew of set visit reports that have been hitting the web since this morning. While most of the set visit reports will generally be much of the same, there has been some new information released courtesy of Collider’s set visit write-up. Collider actually had a whopping 115 bullet points regarding the film, which contain a variety of intriguing details. We’ve pulled some of the most interesting.
Regarding an interview with Directors Joe & Anthony Russo Collider had two interesting observations regarding the tone. Not only do the brothers see Captain America: Civil War as a “psychological thriller”, but they also apparently took inspiration from Se7en.
They see Se7en as a reference for this movie because it’s a “sensitive, complicated character thriller.” They also noted Fargo and The Godfather as influences, not in terms of quality, but because Godfather is a “sprawling film with a lot of characters that tells very intricate stories. Each character has an arc.”
The Russo brothers also reveal some new information regarding the opening of the film. It seems as though both Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will open the movie together.
The movie starts quickly and the complications follow soon after. Black Widow and Scarlet Witch open the movie together.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely provided information regarding the characters, their roles, and how they dealt with such a large cast. They even go on to address the exclusion of both Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) from the film, stating that having included them would have made the fight “uneven”.
The large cast is also a function of this being a “war”, not a “fist fight”. They’re grateful that Thor and Hulk are off the board because they make a fight so uneven.
They also address the timeline between last summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man and this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, and confirm that it’s following real-time once again.
A year has passed since the events of Ultron and Ant-Man. McFeely adds that unless they’re told otherwise by the powers that be, passage of time in the real world is the same for the MCU.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbit from Collider’s set visit write-up was the revelation that Daniel Bruhl’s character would be included in a future film. With Bruhl having signed on to play Baron Zemo, most expected this to be a one and done type of deal, as generally has proven true within the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. However, the quote below pretty much confirms that isn’t the case.
Both Bruhl and Freeman’s characters serve a purpose in this film, but, like Black Panther, they’re setting up a future film.
With multiple sites preparing their own set visit reports, we can expect to learn a lot more about the upcoming May release over the next week. Be sure to follow along here for all things Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.