Yesterday started what looks to be a big week for Marvel as they promote Captain America: Civil War. We got some new Team Cap character posters as well as Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen teasing their arcs.
There will be more Team Cap info coming to the site the rest of the day, but now it’s time for Team Iron Man to explain themselves. USA Today has posted quotes with each of the members that reveal their thoughts on the impending war.
We’ll start with the leader himself, Tony Stark. He has had a crazy journey throughout the MCU, going from arrogant playboy to caring about the larger picture. As Robert Downey Jr. puts it, he’s over himself.
Downey: People are much less capable of processing things than they think and we’re kind of simple and dumb. And for a guy who is fast, he’s definitely on the verge of practically getting over himself. I almost feel like sometimes he’s some (old man) who goes back to the neighborhood and goes, ‘Kids, it doesn’t have to be like this.’
Tony’s right hand man throughout his journey has been James Rhodes (Don Cheadle), who has now become an Avenger. It is no surprise that he has sided with Tony but he has to try and follow code.
Cheadle: Obviously, I can’t do anything that violates my oath but at the same time we’re dealing with things that haven’t ever been in the playbook.
One of the newest members to the MCU is Vision (Paul Bettany) who is all about making the logical decision. From his perspective, it makes more sense for heroes to have oversight than not.
Bettany: The stronger you are, the more you invite challenge. Something has to rise to fill the vacuum.
When sides were first revealed, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) being on Team Iron Man was one of the bigger surprises. When she explained Widow’s mindset, she took a spin on her quote “Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that” from The Avengers.
Johansson: Either we’re going to fight it and lose or we’re going to go with it and make it work. Regimes come and go but we have to pat the backs this time and shake hands and play nice.
T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is another new addition to the MCU and although he is said to stay neutral, he will be fighting with Team Iron Man. He may fight with them, but won’t be taking orders.
Boseman: He’s definitely his own guy. There’s no ‘I’m going to do whatever you say because you’re the leader of this team.’ That’s not who he is. But I would say that’s also true of other characters.
The factor that could determine just how good Captain America: Civil War is depends on if they can get audiences divided on what side to pick. Downey expressed that as a human being, he can understand Cap’s side, but he does not know if Tony does.
Downey: Regardless of whose argument is what, communication is about really being able to fully see the other person’s point of view. I fully see Cap’s point of view — I don’t know if Tony does.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.
Source: USA Today.