‘Captain America: Civil War’ won’t open to the public until May 6, but members of the press have already attended screenings at the Red Carpet Premier and at CinemaCon and their responses have been enthusiastic.
But average fans will still be in the dark for another couple of weeks, so the rumors are still flying and it seems like they just can’t enough Marvel goodness. We already discussed why Evangeline Lily’s The Wasp didn’t make her costumed debut in this movie.
Just to reiterate, ‘Civil War’ co-writer Stephen McFeely states:
“We certainly had a draft where both Ant-Man and Wasp were recruited, but when they come in, that’s a lot of story there, and you can’t just let Paul Rudd do what we need him to do in that section, which is look at it from wide open innocent eyes and appreciate the Avengers from the outside, which gets you comic relief beat after beat after beat. Spider-Man’s similar, right? Because these people have an investment, and these two new people don’t. It’s not that Wasp wouldn’t also have that opinion maybe, but we have not seen her be a hero at all, so that’s an example of where we think we’d be drinking someone’s milkshake. Let’s let the Ant-Man franchise show her come to her full fruition as opposed to just doing it offscreen.”
We already know that both The Hulk and Thor aren’t in this movie either, because their superhuman powers would have thrown off the balance of power between the two opposing teams. We’ll learn what they were up to during this period of time in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
But that’s not good enough for some, as rumors (hopes?) continue to surface that Mark Ruffalo does appear in ‘Civil War’. To put it bluntly, he doesn’t.
Co-writer Christopher Markus shoots that right now:
“We can clean that up real quickly. Mark Ruffalo shot no scenes. We talked about having Bruce Banner at the very end of the film, and it just, again, seemed like we’re sticking people in just to stick them in. He has clearly gone somewhere at the end of Ultron, and that’s a story. Don’t blow it off and put it in a little tiny chunk just to put in a little extra filigree on our movie. That’s a story.”
“There was a draft with a stinger of him in it. But that was long ago, and reports of him actually filming stuff — the unit publicist on the movies [John M. Pisani] looks a lot like Ruffalo, so when people say, ‘Hey, he’s in Berlin dancing with Anthony Mackie,’ it’s John Pisani. It’s not Ruffalo.”
It looks like fans will simply have to tough it out and make due with the movie “only” featuring Cap, Iron Man, The Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Agent 13, Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Vision, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Ant-Man and the introductions of Black Panther and the new Spider-Man.
Are you disappointed? Would you have liked to have seen The Hulk or at least Bruce Banner in this movie?
‘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: Comic Book Movie
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