Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Avengers have never been without internal conflict. The first Avengers had the superheroes sizing each other up and getting testy with one another; the second one saw everyone getting (justifiably) pissed off at Tony for inventing a megalomaniacal killer robot. But in the end, these guys always manage to work it out. Because someone’s gotta save the world at the end of the day, after all. And if all goes well, sometimes they even muster up the energy to celebrate with shawarma afterward.
Not so in Captain America: Civil War. This time around, the rift between Captain America and Iron Man is far bigger, with Bucky Barnes and the Sokovia Accords pulling the former teammates further and further apart. A new Captain America: Civil War featurette, breaks down the Avenger-on-Avenger conflict, and teases a big third-act showdown that promises to break from the usual Marvel formula. Star Chris Evans, producer Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo all weigh in. Read More »
In a few days, audiences will greet the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). A few years ago another reboot of the character didn’t sound particularly appealing, especially after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but when Marvel and Sony joined forces to get the character back on track, things started looking up for the teenage hero. After seeing Spidey in action during Captain America: Civil War, now another Spider-Man reboot doesn’t sound half-bad.
When we spoke with Captain America: Civil War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they discussed the experience of waiting to hear if Spider-Man would have a role in the film, and how that impacted their work. Read what they said about the new Spider-Man below.
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Thankfully, the trailers and TV spots for Captain America: Civil War haven’t highlighted too much from the film’s grandest and most intricate set piece. The airport fight sequence is stuffed to the brim with characters and conflicts — but it somehow never manages to feel overstuffed. What could’ve been total superhero chaos is instead a gracefully shot, character and plot-driven showdown.
Directors Joe & Anthony Russo have said the “splash panel” sequence was by far the toughest scene to pull off. Below, learn how screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the Russo brothers, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige went about constructing the Captain America: Civil War airport set piece.
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The Russo brothers are on a roll, and their second Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War is set to blow away audiences next week. The film is currently sitting at a strong 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest reviewed film in the MCU so far.
And today we learn that the duo will be returning to television, as their production company Getaway Productions along with Skybound Entertainment have pre-emptively acquired rights for The Mastermind, a new investigative series of articles from digital publication the Atavist Magazine, with plans to develop the stories into a serialized television show. More details, after the jump.
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The Russo brothers may or may not have been exaggerating when they said Avengers: Infinity War would feature a whopping 67 characters, but the fact is, there are a lot of characters in their two-part film. While that might concern some Marvel fans, after seeing Captain America: Civil War, a movie that manages to juggle an array of superheroes and side characters, it’s clear directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely know how to tell a large ensemble story.
Below, Anthony and Joe Russo discuss the bringing all of the Avengers: Infinity War characters together.
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In under a month, audiences will finally get to see Captain America: Civil War unfold on the big screen, and if the early buzz is any indicator, it’s going to be a great way to kick off the blockbuster summer. Later this week we’ll have an even better idea as to how the movie plays with audiences as it will be screened at CinemaCon this week and also in 25 major cities around the United States.
However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo already have their eyes on the future with The Avengers: Infinity War set as their next project. We’ll likely get a tease of what’s in store for the two-part sequel in the credits of Civil War, but until then, the directing duo has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will have a role in the film. In addition, the brothers also discussed what we can expect from each part of The Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »
In addition to this summer’s forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, the original film’s producer and director Ivan Reitman confirmed that there was another film in development that would be scripted by Drew Pearce and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Later buzz brought back rumors that Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt may star in the movie. But since then, we haven’t heard anything about the Ghostbusters spin-off, but that changes today.
Now that the Russo brothers have taken on both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios, the duo is no longer involved with making whatever this new Ghostbusters movie may be. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still in the cards. Read More »
Between 2011 and 2014, Marvel Studios released five short films called Marvel One-Shots. Each short film told a side story that tied into part of the larger cinematic universe, featuring some of the films’ stars such as Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter and Ben Kinglsey as the faux Mandarin, a.k.a. Trevor Slattery. Each was released on home video packaged with one of the Marvel films, but after Thor: The Dark World, they stopped. However, in a new interview, Captain America: Civil War directing duo Anthony & Joe Russo hint at Marvel One-Shots returning, possibly in the form of original online content. Read More »
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Earlier this week, Robert Downey Jr. said that he didn’t think an Iron Man 4 was in the cards, calling the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War something akin to his own little Iron Man sequel. That prompted us to think about just how much longer we’ll have the actor around to play Tony Stark, the role that he was simply born to play.
Downey is contracted for The Avengers 3, but when that contract was signed, the movie wasn’t split into two parts. So we’re not sure yet if he’ll be partaking in both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War. But beyond that, Downey doesn’t have any more Marvel Studios movies left in his contract. So what happens after Robert Downey Jr leaves Iron Man? Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo has given us one possibility. Read More »
The newest trailer for Captain America: Civil War finally gave us our first glimpse of the new Spider-Man, and fans couldn’t be more excited to see what he brings to the table, even if the new suit has been a little divisive among them. And now that Marvel no longer has to be secretive about Spider-Man actually being in the movie, Anthony & Joe Russo have opened up about the opportunity to bring the webslinger into the Marvel cinematic universe.
But beyond that, the Russo brothers have also talked about what’s in store as far as the credits scenes in Captain America: Civil War, and they hint at the possibility of there being three of them for the first time ever. There’s a chance there will be teases for the Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies, but also more than likely, The Avengers: Infinity War will be teased as well, and the Russos talk about their next two-part Marvel sequel as well. Read More »