We have all enjoyed the rivalry between the various heroes on the Avengers roster since the first film, especially the conflicts that arose from diametrically dissimilar characters like Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, the latter of which coming to heroism later in life after indulging in a morally dubious existence beforehand, the former being an unequivocal hero since reaching adulthood, never straying from the straight and narrow. Yet they all managed to come together to fight the greater evil, until the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ where the world’s governments are fed up with the collateral damage of their actions, and take action to reign in the superheroes.
Recently, Chris Evans appeared at the Salt Lake City Comic Con, where he weighed in on the major conflicts in his upcoming film, and his thoughts on which side he would have chosen:
“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own…And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do…But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest. This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”
The murkiness of the argument, combined with the fact that Captain America should be the example of the just and right choice, definitely makes for interesting fodder for a film, and I cannot wait to see how it will all come together next year. Until then, we will just have to continue to speculate on which side we would choose, and wonder regardless of politics, how the rumble between the heroes will affect the future of the MCU.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) 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.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ opens in theaters May 6, 2016.
Source: Comic Book