‘Captain America: Civil War’ Featurette Details Rift Between Cap and Iron Man
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 11:00 am
As its title suggests Captain America: Civil War will center on the infighting between two of the greatest Avengers: Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). It will still be a film that focuses mainly on its titular hero, while also marking the first time that a hero like Iron Man will appear in a role bigger than a cameo. With the world recovering from the events of Ultron’s attack on the Earth, Sokovia Accords was created in order to regulate the deployment of enhanced individuals, particularly the Avengers, orchestrated by world governments.
We saw a little bit of that in action in the first trailer for the film, and now a new featurette that can be seen in the Phase 2 Box Set helps explain how it all led up to Civil War in greater detail, and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest hero will play the role of the “monarch.” Check it out below.
The featurette is rather short, but it does give you a quick look at some of the things you will see in the film. Elizabeth Olsen also talks about how Scarlett Witch has gain a better grasp of her powers since the events of Age of Ultron. And Chadwick Boseman also sheds some light on the Black Panther. “He’s a monarch, and at the same time he’s a superhero. But there’s a certain mystery about the character,” said Boseman.
As we would see, this isn’t so much about good versus evil, but a rift in a relationship between two heroes, who also happen to be friends. So obviously the Avengers as we know them will change, whether it is for better or for worse remains to be seen.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel BrÃ¼hl, and William Hurt. It opens in theaters on May 16, 2016.
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.