A decade ago, the two films Anthony and Joe Russo had under their belts were Welcome to Collinwood and You, Me and Dupree. Now they’re the filmmakers behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. The Russo brothers were initially a surprising choice to direct The Winter Soldier for some Marvel fans, in particular for those unfamiliar with their background in television, but they ultimately proved any skeptics wrong.
Obviously, Marvel is quite pleased with what the directors have done with their heroes, as the duo are currently gearing up to shoot Avengers: Infinity War later this year. Delivering “culmination films of everything that has happened in the Marvel universe” is no small task — indeed, it’s an incredible amount of pressure — but Civil War shows they’re up for the challenge, considering the massive balancing act they’ve accomplished with Marvel’s latest.
In our Anthony and Joe Russo interview, the brothers discuss deconstructing the superhero genre, the film’s central conflict, and Avengers: Infinity War. They both jump into spoiler territory right at the start, so, like our interview with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, you may want to wait to read this SPOILER-heavy discussion until after you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War.
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After the collateral damage caused by the previous efforts of the Avengers proves to be too much for the world’s governments, the United Nations comes together to introduce the Sokovia Accords, a resolution that will turn the superheroes into a task force supervised and directed by the UN itself. But not all our heroes are ready to blindly follow the commands of an organization that could just as easily have an agenda like S.H.I.E.L.D. (or Hydra) before it, and that’s what leads to the titular superhero conflict in Captain America: Civil War.
The result is a sharp, astounding, action-packed summer blockbuster that’s the kind of superhero movie you’ve been waiting to see your whole life. This is a comic book film where the action is just as harrowing as it is entertaining due to the care and respect that we’ve come to have for these superheroes after spending a total of 11 films (not counting Guardians of the Galaxy) with them in the Marvel cinematic universe. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo have pulled together a movie that brings as much hard-hitting drama to the table as much as it does astounding action. It’s the perfect model for what serial comic book movies can be.
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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 »
With just one week until Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in the United States (it’s already playing overseas, with a second credits scene detailed from international screenings), fans are getting hungry to see the superhero conflict. Plenty of TV spots are arriving all the time, and now a new clip from the movie delivers something Marvel fans have been anxious to see: Black Panther in action.
In this Captain America Civil War clip, Chadwick Boseman is fully suited up as his superhero alter ego and taking on the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Meanwhile, Captain America (Chris Evans) is still playing catch-up and is more than curious to see who this new masked man may be. Watch the clip after the jump, but beware that after the video, we’ll dive into minor spoilers about where this scene comes into play. Read More »
Last summer, it was announced Tom Holland had secured the role of Spider-Man. At the time, we already knew the character would appear in Captain America: Civil War, a role that was highlighted in the last trailer for the film. While it would’ve been more fun to experience the character on the big screen for the first time, it was an understandable decision on Marvel and Disney’s part to promote Spidey’s involvement.
Fans of Spider-Man will most likely be pleased with his role in Civil War, which shows the character at his youngest and nerdiest. Below, Marvel’s Kevin Feige discusses the new Spider-Man, the experience of casting Tom Holland, and collaborating with Sony.
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In just a couple days, fans in 25 major cities around the United States will be seeing Captain America: Civil War, so we’ll be getting more than the initial positive reaction from critics and press that came last weekend. But if you’re not among the lucky fans heading to one of those screenings, you’ve got a few weeks to wait, and Jimmy Kimmel Live just might have the goods to hold you over this week.
Marvel is invading the late night talk show all week, and they started by having Team Captain America stop by the show last night. Along with all the fun that was had with Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Paul Rudd, a new Captain America Civil War clip debuted where Ant-Man (Rudd) meets Captain America (Evans) and is a little bit starstruck. It’s one of the clips we saw at D23 last year.
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After some early buzz this weekend indicated that Captain America: Civil War seems to deliver the goods when it comes to an enjoyable and outstanding comic book blockbuster, Marvel Studios is keeping the hype train going with a new clip from the movie.
Pushing the comic book sequel to the coveted young demographic watching the MTV Movie Awards, the Captain America Civil War clip features Captain America (Steve Rogers) and two of his new Avengers, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), infiltrating some kind of facility. The trio seems to make a great team, cooperating and using each others abilities to their advantage.
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Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve had a very Captain America: Civil War-heavy few days here at /Film, what with those character posters and that set visit report and all of those awesome interviews and whatnot. But this may just be the highlight of the week. Marvel Studios has just revealed the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer, teasing the epic clash between Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) that threatens to tear apart the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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 »