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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »