Captain America: Civil War is one of the most highly anticipated superhero movies of 2016, though there are a lot of unanswered questions about what we should expect from Marvel Studios’ adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s beloved event series. During an appearance at the Salt Lake Comic-Con this weekend, Chris Evans shed some light on that, explaining why Captain America and Iron Man come to blows in the movie.
As it turns out, it all comes down to the Accords (essentially the MCU version 0f the Superhuman Registration Act), which will see the government given the ability to control the actions of The Avengers and hold them accountable for what they do while attempting to protect the world.
“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own. And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do.”
For those of you worrying that this means Iron Man is going to be the hero of Captain America: Civil War, Evans went on to explain that the movie is actually going to be a fairly even sided affair, with it left up to the viewer to decide if they’re #TeamCaptainAmerica or #TeamIronMan.
“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest. This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”
In the Civil War comic book, Iron Man was considered the villain by most, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this big screen adaptation handles that . Especially seeing as it’s titled Captain America: Civil War.
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Source: The Salt Lake Tribune