Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to be Marvel’s biggest movie to date, featuring almost every major hero ever featured in the MCU. The film pits Steve Rogers’s Captain America (Chris Evans) against Tony Stark’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). With lines being drawn in the sand, the rest of the Avengers are forced to each pick a side. The film will also be revealing some new faces such as Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, and the long awaited MCU debut of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, Co-Director Joe Russo released tons of new details about the film, including new photos, which can all be seen below.
“The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. 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.
When asked about the films ending, Joe had this to say.
“very dramatic ending that will be controversial for lot of people.”
It’s promised that the film will be directly connected to Infinity War Part 1 and that the controversial ending will pave the road for the return of Thanos. Co-writer Stephen McFeely had this to say about writing the upcoming ensemble two-parter film.
“We’ve written three movies about a pretty stoic guy, and now we get to write for all the gang. But Civil War was a walk in the park compared to these other two. We’re writing scenes for characters that haven’t been cast yet.”
Though we aren’t exactly of sure which characters he meant yet, it means to say that there will be characters that we don’t yet know of, which is very exciting. Civil War will be directly connected and continued in Infinity War Russo says…
“We wanted Winter Soldier, Civil War, and the Infinity War films to have a strong through line. We look at this movie as setting the stage for Infinity War, how it starts and what condition everybody is in.”
Also revealed is the return of fan-favorite Pepper Potts! Earlier this year, the film underwent re-shoots. Most assumed that it was nothing too important. Maybe just pick up shots and some scene extensions. It turns out that Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts was added to the film at the last minute after test audiences questioned her absence. The character hasn’t made an appearance since 2013’s ‘Iron Man 3’ but was briefly mentioned in last year’s ‘Age of Ultron’.
This could very well change the face of the MCU as we know it. Being the biggest and most ambitious film to date, anything could happen. You can pick up this issue of Empire on newsstands everywhere on February 25th and Captain America: Civil War is set to release on May 6th, 2016.