Sometimes things aren’t as simple as right and wrong. Two parties could be working towards the same goal, but in finding different approaches to the situation, conflict may arise. We see this happening all the time in our everyday lives. And now thanks to ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ we’ll see how that scenario plays out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as factions lead by Steve Rogers and Tony Stark find themselves going head to head over the new laws potentially governing superpowered individuals. But while we wait for the film to make its way to a theater near you to see how the events unfold, what do the stars of the highly anticipated film from the Russos think of the whole ordeal? The man behind the Sentinel of Liberty himself weighs in.
Superheroes like Cap are used to the battle between good and evil. But what happens when the tables are turned and the enemies aren’t as clear cut as usual? While speaking to Cineplex about his next mission as the Star-Spangled Avenger, Chris Evans discussed how ‘Civil War’ reflects real life despite focusing on the larger than life heroes from the pages of our favorite comic books and sites how the characters in this universe evolve just as the people in ours do:
“It’s something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people. You can go right down to Democrat & Republican; everyone has a different opinion of what’s best. You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they’re saving the world. So it’s a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves?
The beautiful thing with ‘Civil War’ is that no one’s right and no one’s wrong; it’s just your personal opinion. We’re going to have a nice evolution where you have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure – he was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain command. Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order.”
In a year where we’ll also be seeing Batman versus Superman, some may make the argument that audiences will get tired of superheroes fighting each other by the end of 2016. But judging by Evans’ comments, it sounds like the House of Ideas is going for an unexpected twist on that idea. Are you excited to see how it all unravels in ‘Captain America: Civil War’? Where do your allegiances lie in this fight? Sound off in the comments below.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Frank Grillo, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Freeman, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.