Following on from yesterday’s new images [see here], details on Martin Freeman’s character [see here] and confirmation that Gwyneth Paltrow will be returning [see here], we now have some comments from directors Anthony and Joe Russo about the ending of Captain America: Civil War, and the ramifications it will have for the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward.
“The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than Captain America: The Winter Soldier],” Joe Russo tells Empire (via CBM). “In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s psychology, and it’s an extreme shift… Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.”
Meanwhile, co-director Anthony Russo went on to state that the movie will feature “very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people.” Now… SPOILERS FOR THE COMIC BOOK… this could mean that the movie will follow the Civil War storyline and conclude with Captain America’s death, unless the controversy will come from Marvel changing things up and going with something different..?
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Don Cheadle (James Rhondes/War Machine), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow/Crossbones), William Hurt (General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) alongside new additions Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as Baron Zemo, Tom Holland (The Impossible) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) as Everett Ross.