Captain America Civil War Interview

Even though we’re getting a slew of characters from the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War, it’s important to remember that this is still a Captain America movie. And the last time we were in the hero’s own franchise, he was just getting ready to track down his best friend turned brainwashed villain Bucky Barnes, a.k.a. The Winter Soldier.

The credits scene that followed The Avengers: Age of Ultron showed us Cap (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) finding a captured Bucky (Sebastian Stan) with his arm in a vice, trying to figure out what the next move is. And despite a large focus on the clash of superheroes coming in Civil War, the movie is also about continuing Cap’s attempt to revive the friendship he once had with Bucky, trying to bring the Hydra assassin back into the world where he created so much chaos, albeit unknowingly.

While visiting the set of Captain America: Civil War (check out my report on what we saw filmed over here), we sat down with Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan for a chat about where we find these two characters in Civil War and just how integral their relationship is to the story. Plus, Evans talks about how this movie really pushes him to places he’s never had to deal with before. Check out the Captain America Civil War interview after the jump. Read More »

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Civil War Film Influences

We’ve already gone in to some of the surreal sights we witnessed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and along with that came a chat with the sequel’s directing duo, Anthony & Joe Russo, who will also be tackling both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War at Marvel Studios.

If you’ve listened to the Blu-ray/DVD commentary for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then you know that the Russo brothers frequently mentioned the specific films that influenced certain scenes in the movie. If you didn’t know that, you should go listen to that commentary. While we were on set, discussion turned to some of the films that were influencing Civil War, and their answers might surprise you. Find out about the Russo brothers’ Civil War film influences after the jump. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Set Visit

On June 10th, 2015, in the sweltering heat of Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the third installment in the patriotic superhero’s Marvel Studios franchise that began with Captain America: The First Avenger and continued with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In the middle of nowhere lies Pinewood Studios, and this is where we spent half the day conducting interviews with stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and franchise newcomer Chadwick Boseman, not to mention writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, executive producer Nate Moore and directors Anthony & Joe Russo. All of those will be coming to you today and tomorrow, but first we want to talk about what we saw on set, because that’s what you’re going to see in theaters in May.

Outside on the studio lot, three massive green screen walls have been constructed to surround a set made to look like an airport tarmac. The only real objects on the set, besides the Marvel heroes who would be fighting shortly, is a fuel tank (that may end up exploding at some point) and some vehicles that say “Flughafen Leipzig-Halle,” which dictates that this is the Leipzig-Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany. And this is where the Civil War begins. We are about the witness the beginning of the first fight between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man

After the jump, find out what we observed on the set of Captain America: Civil War, and how Marvel dealt with plenty of questions about Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe. All this and more can be found in our Captain America Civil War set report. And in case you haven’t realized it already, beware of spoilers after the jump! Read More »

Spider-Man in Civil War

Fans have been patiently waiting for a first look at the new Spider-Man who will be debuting in Captain America: Civil War. Even though we know sequences were shot with Spider-Man on the set of the sequel, no set photos were snagged, and there have been no leaks regarding the webcrawler’s costume. So what’s the holdup?

Well, besides wanting to keep some surprises for fans in the movie, Anthony & Joe Russo recently explained at a Q&A that a big part of the reason we haven’t seen Spidey yet is because of all the deals that needed to be made, and apparently still need to be made, between Disney/Marvel and Sony to share the character. Find out more below! Read More »

Russo Brothers Discuss Captain America: Civil War

We’re only a few short months away from Captain America: Civil War. The film made many of our most-anticipated lists for 2016, including Ethan‘s, Jacob‘s, and Angie‘s. It didn’t make mine, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to Joe and Anthony Russo‘s sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel is clearly confident in the duo, as they’ve selected them to helm two Avengers sequels following up their work on Civil War.

After the jump, the Russo Brothers discuss Captain America: Civil War, how they are reinventing Spider-Man, and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.

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Avengers Age of Ultron Full

Last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was a big, sprawling movie with a gigantic cast, and this year’s Captain America: Civil War doesn’t look much slimmer. But they may be small potatoes compared to Avengers: Infinity War. According to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the two-part epic features a whopping 67 characters.

Of course, that doesn’t mean all 67 characters will be equally prominent in Avengers: Infinity War, and the directors indicate that it’ll be an opportunity for some of the “supporting Avengers” to come to the forefront. Like, perhaps, Black Widow — the Russos, apparently, are among the many, many fans clamoring for a Black Widow standalone movie. Read all the Russo brothers Avengers: Infinity War comments after the jump.  Read More »

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Spider-Man in Civil War

In case you didn’t pay attention to Superhero Bits yesterday, there’s a chance we might get a first look at the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War sometime next week. Over at Merchoid.com, some official Civil War merchandise debuted, and one of the items is a “premium Spider-Man hoodie.” But the site doesn’t have an image of it yet, and they say that they can’t reveal it until January 15th. Since the other hoodie at the site is a Captain America costume hoodie, we’re thinking the Spider-Man one could be the same.

As we wait to see whether or not we’ll get a sneak peek at the new Spider-Man in Civil War, directors Anthony & Joe Russo recently sat down for an interview ahead of their appearance at Wizard World New Orleans and talked about their approach to the wallcrawler, including how he’s different from the previous iterations. Find out what they had to say below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy in Infinity War

There’s a big shockwave that will be sent through the Marvel cinematic universe once Captain America: Civil War arrives in a few months. But it sounds like that will be nothing compared to what’s in store when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters in 2018. We already know that Civil War is packed with plenty of Avengers, but Infinity War promises to be even bigger, and Anthony and Joe Russo promise that fans “will not be disappointed in the amount of characters in the movie.” Does that include bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy into the fight? Read More »

Captain America Civil War

While most of the buzz today is for the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (the reaction to which has been divisive enough to spark another fight between fans), there’s still plenty of talk about the other big superhero battle coming in Captain America: Civil War following the debut of the first trailer last week.

To go along with the first public peek at footage from the Marvel movie, Entertainment Weekly had their own cover story this month for the superhero battle. We’ve already seen the photos, but now we get some details from directors Anthony and Joe Russo as well as the film’s star Chris Evans. While we know there will be plenty of action the Marvel Studios flick, they all put a lot of focus on the characters and the new dynamic that emerges due to this conflict. Read More »