With Captain America: Civil War recently having wrapped and various stars of the film making their way to TIFF to promote upcoming projects, sites such as Collider have been doing their best to pump the stars for as much information as they can. Elizabeth Olsen who plays Scarlet Witch in the MCU has talked a bit about the tone of the film in recent interviews, citing that it’ll be “darker” than a film such as Avengers: Age of Ultron.
While speaking with Sebastian Stan to promote the film The Martian, Collider was able to get him to comment on what we can expect from Captain America: Civil War, how becoming The Winter Soldier changed his career, and those Zack Snyder comments regarding Ant-Man.
One of the biggest concerns fans have had since Civil War was officially announced last October was that it wouldn’t really feel like a Captain America film. With such a huge cast list, it seemed like the film was a Captain America movie disguising itself as another Avengers film. But according to Stan, that isn’t the case at all.
I mean, I know everybody’s treating it like there are all these Avengers in it, like it’s Avengers 2.5 or something, and there’s an element of that, but it’s still at the end of the day very much a Captain America film. It’s different from The Avengers, it’s definitely its own entity, totally connects to the last Winter Soldier film, and the Russos’ stamp is all over it.
He also went on to explain the Civil War tag on Ant-Man, stating that he wasn’t even aware of it until two days before the film was released.
(SPOILER WARNING: The quote below contains a spoiler regarding that tag. Please skip over it if you’re trying to avoid spoilers!)
Like two days before. We were on set and somebody went, “Oh! By the way, did you know that there’s a thing at the end of Ant-Man and you guys are in it?” And I was like, “No, I don’t, but I’d love to go see it now so I know what we shot.” It’s kind of interesting because we shot that scene in early May so it’s interesting that they decided to use that … I think it’s somewhere in the middle.
On the topic of Ant-Man, some fans became outraged when Batman v Superman director, Zack Snyder made a comment referring to Ant-Man as a flavor of the week, something that Stan seemed to find ridiculous. He went on to say that he feels, with Captain America: Civil War at least, that they’re making something “very original.”
But I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russos are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.”
You can watch the full interview above where Stan also talks about how he has more dialogue in this film than he did in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and how he’s glad fans have taken so well to the character.
Captain America: Civil War hits movie theaters on May 6th, 2015.