Back in the sixties, during the Women’s Liberation movement, a memorable issue of ‘The Avengers’ featured the female members rebelling against the “male chauvinist pig” members. That, sadly is NOT the storyline of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ — although that might make for a cool movie! But the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe obviously play a major role in the movie.
Scarlett Johansson‘s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow probably plays the largest role, considering she made her film debut in ‘Iron Man 2’ before playing a major part in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’. And of course she is a vital member of ‘The Avengers’. How does she factor into the overall conflict? As we know, she’s #teamironman, but the decision to side with Tony Stark over her close ally Cap wasn’t an easy one for her.
Johansson discusses her conflict by saying
“Natasha is a bit torn between either side. With Cap, they really have a relationship where she wants to reason with him. But she sees Tony as a path of least resistance.”
In a new video clip, the female stars of the movie, Johansson, Emily VanCamp and Elizabeth Olsen discuss how their characters factor into this big superhero conflict.
VanCamp seems thrilled that her character, Sharon Carter/Agent 13, gets to play a more active role.
“Sharon Carter, she’s a little sassier. I get to do a little fighting in this. It’s awesome!”
Meanwhile, Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch has more of an internal struggle. As Olsen says:
“What I like about Wanda is her being terrified of her own abilities.”
The following clip features not only the actors discussing their parts within the story, but lots of new footage of them in action, including the Scarlet Witch battling Vision, a conflict that has been heavily teased.
Watch for yourself below:
Captain America is of course the focus of the new film, but hopefully we can get some good character beats for some of the supporting cast, especially VanCamp’s Carter, who is a major part of the comic books, but hasn’t gotten much screen time thus far.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend
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