Captain America: Civil War is aiming to be not only another great superhero film in Marvel’s roster, but one that delves deep into the core values that superheroes deal with. Mainly, the idea of registration, loyalty, and being held accountable for their actions. All things that the Civil War storyline dealt heavily with in the comics.
Chris Evans talked with Cineplex about the roles Captain America and Iron Man will play in the film, as well as the evolution of Cap during the film:
“There’s a great parallel that they draw between my character and Tony Stark,” says Evans, whose Cap alter ego Steve Rogers is a World War II-generation patriot resuscitated in our time. “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 and 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,” Evans adds regarding Civil War, which is based on a 2006 comic book crossover series and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. They made the previous Cap sequel, The Winter Soldier, which many critics consider Marvel’s best movie. “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 of 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.”