2016 is set to be the big superhero showdown as both Captain America: Civil War (May) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March) are set to be released in the first half of the year.
As the film’s release draws near, star Chris Evans has talked more and more about the differences between Captain America and Iron Man and what fans can expect from the conflict between the two superheros.
In an interview with Cineplex, Evans talked about the similarities between what these characters are going through and the real world today. “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,” he said. “You can go right down to Democrat and Republican. Everyone has a different opinion of what’s best.”
He continued, “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.”
Evans went on to explain how Civil War will twist what the audience expects from these two characters compared to how they acted in previous Marvel films. “You have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure. He was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command,” Evans said. “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.”
Captain America: Civil War was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olson, and Jeremy Renner. The film opens on May 6, 2016.