Marvel’s next film, Captain America: Civil War is in theaters May 6. I promise you this is one of the best super hero films with intense action, and an intriguing deep storyline played out by the hottest stars in Hollywood!
I was one of the lucky attendees at the press conference which was so amazingly jam-packed that it needed to be broken up into two panels: Team Captain and Team Iron Man.
What team am I on? I just can’t take sides. Both sides have admirable beliefs: Iron Man finally sees beyond himself and now works in the best interest of the human race. Many lives have been lost since the inception of the Avengers and he’s guilt stricken over it. This film is psychological and I feel for Iron Man.
But, on the flip side, Captain America is probably the best friend we all want. He’s 100% dedicated to Bucky Barnes. People from this generation should take a few pointers from him on what friendship really means… I love both super heros but a civil war is inescapable for these two.
Team Iron consists of Robert Downey Jr. (“Tony Stark / Iron Man”), Don Cheadle (“James Rhodes / War Machine”), Paul Bettany (“Vision”), Emily Van Camp (“Sharon Carter / Agent 13”) Director Anthony Russo and Producer Kevin Feige.
Anthony Russo talks special effects galore
Part of the popularity of big special-effects driven movies these days is that the technology has reached an incredibly high level of sophistication. In this movie series, you reap the benefits in every film. Civil War has a remarkable sequence where Robert Downey Jr. plays a 20-year-old man, which is pretty incredible. He plays someone who is around the age he was when we all first saw him on the screen. It took us months and months of work on that shot to make to work. It’s very complicated to take the human face and change it in a way it looks realistic.
Kevin on the star-studded cast
I’m in awe always. I’m in awe when they are in costume. I’m in awe when they are out of costume. There has never been an assembly like this in cinematic history.
Russo on Spiderman!
We knew we wanted to tell a really complicated story between Captain America and Iron Man in this movie, a story that went to very difficult, dark places. We’re big fans of balance in storytelling. We like really well-rounded movies that make us laugh and cry. It became very important to find a way to change the dynamics and modulate the tone in the movie by bringing in characters who don’t have the same emotional investment. All the Avengers are dealing with very serious and complicated events, so bringing in characters like Spiderman and Antman, who don’t have that baggage, gave us an opportunity to bring new colors into the film; lighter, more whimsical colors.
Kevin Fiege talks Black Panther.
We knew we wanted to make a Black Panther movie at some point, but at that time we weren’t sure exactly when that would be. As these development discussions were going on, we thought of bringing Black Panther in this movie; I’m not kidding when I say that Chadwick Boseman was our only choice.
Emily VanCamp talks Agent 13.
She was more of a rookie stage in Winter Soldier and it’s great to see her come back in a more mature light. She’s confident. She’s a great character to play. I’m having so much with her. She gets to kick a little butt in this movie. I love the physical stuff.
Paul Bettany talks about Vision
It’s a really interesting idea to find Vision at the end of Ultron; he is born omnipotent yet naïve. In this movie, he’s trying to figure out what humanity is and how you have loyalty because logic doesn’t afford loyalty. He’s really interested in finding out what love is. There’s this woman who has a similar problem — not knowing the limits of her powers. Vision also discovers that love can make you feel loyal and that’s a double edge sword. He finally has a human response — he makes a big mistake.
Don Cheadle on Rhodes
Roadie is always struggling with questions like What does he owe as a serviceman? What is his duty and chain of command and how must that be protected and honored?
Robert Downey Jr Aka Emo Iron Man
I’m still reeling from the fact that Paul Bettany was Jarvis and now is Vision. What’s going on with Tony? Did he make this Vision? Marvel has really done its smartest movie, making sure that there is a real emotional impact.