With less than three months to go before its premiere, more and more details about the forthcoming “Captain America: Civil War” are being revealed.
In the latest issue of Empire magazine, which features an exclusive coverage of Marvel’s latest film, “Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed the film’s impact, how the fallout from the “Civil War” events differs from that of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and the film’s “controversial” ending.
When asked about what effects “Civil War” would have on the rest of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, Joe told the magazine (via Comic Book Movie), “The consequences of ‘Civil War’ will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier].”
“In ‘Civil War,’ we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift,” the co-director explained. According to Joe, while “The Winter Soldier” was a political thriller, “Civil War” is a psychological thriller.
Joe also explained how “The Winter Soldier,” “Civil War,” and the next Avengers films, “Infinity War – Part I” and “Infinity War – Part II” are tied together, saying that they wanted these four films to have “a strong through line.”
“We look at this movie as setting the stage for ‘Infinity War,’ how it starts and what condition everybody is in,” he said.
As for how the much-anticipated film’s ending, which has been widely speculated upon, will play out, Anthony said that viewers should prepare themselves for a “very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people.”
In addition to the “Civil War” directors’ comments, the latest issue of Empire also revealed two previously-unannounced castings for the upcoming film. According to the magazine, “The Hobbit” actor Martin Freeman plays the role of Everett Ross and Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts in the film.
“Captain America: Civil War” drops May 6.