If you’ve sworn allegiance to Team Cap, a slew of character posters spotlighting Team Iron Man have landed online today in an attempt to sway your loyalty. That’s right, Marvel’s marketing machine for Captain America: Civil War is in full swing, and with it comes a series of reports from the threequel’s set.
Earlier today, Elizabeth Olsen offered new insight into Scarlet Witch’s relationship with Vision (Paul Bettany) and now, co-director Joe Russo has hinted at how he believes Civil War can divide audiences just as much as it divides superheroes.
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Talking to SuperHeroHype, one half of the directing pair noted that, haunted by the events of Age of Ultron, Tony Stark’s arc is arguably the most emotional, as he sets about establishing some form of system to police the actions of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Tony has the most emotional motivation in the film. The most human motivation. Cap’s is philosophical, we did that as a metric. It’s natural instinct for an audience member to want to get behind the person that has more screen time and somebody as likable and rootable as Cap, so you have to work really hard to make sure that this is not a protagonist/antagonist movie. Hopefully by the time we’re done, it’s a very complex film where you walk out of the film having a fight with your buddy or your boyfriend/girlfriend about who was right in the film.
Reportedly weighing in at 2 hours and 26 minutes in length, Captain America: Civil War opens on May 6.