The other half of Captain American: Civil War includes another set of high-caliber actors. Team Cap is made up of Chris Evans (“Steve Rogers / Captain America”) Sebastian Stan (“Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier”) Anthony Mackie (“Sam Wilson / Falcon”) Jeremy Renner (“Clint Baron / Hawkeye”) Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch”) Paul Rudd (“Scott Lang / Ant-Man”) Director Joe Russo, Producer Kevin Feige
The group shared interesting facts about the film:
Joe Russo on working with his brother.
We grew up watching movies together and we’ve worked in TV for a long time. We don’t have a true division of labor; it’s pure collaboration. The only thing tricky for us is who has enough energy to get up out of the chair first to speak to the actors after the take.
Chris Evans on who he would fight on Team Iron Man
I’d probably aim low. You don’t want Vision because he would destroy you. In order to survive, I would take on Black Widow because she’s human. From a character standpoint, I’d probably pick Iron Man because our characters have the most friction. (Thankfully he gets his wish in this movie!)
Paul Rudd is a fan boy
I’ve seen all the Marvel movies and, on the day, I couldn’t stop geeking out. I thought, ‘Oh my god, there’s the Shield and there’s Bucky’s arm (reaches out to Sebastian Stan’s arm).” When I was getting the suit on in the dressing room, I saw Iron Man’s suit and all the rest. I thought, ‘I can’t really believe that I landed here.’ This is really cool.
Paul Feige explains why no Wasp
There were drafts where Wasp participated in the splash panel fight/the airport battle and that took away the fun of seeing her suit up for the first time and seeing her on the road of being a hero. We have big plans to unveil her in her own movie where she can be in the entire movie and not in a moment in an action scene.
Chris Evans on Captain America
There was always a concern if the name America would polarize certain audiences, but he stands something ubiquitous across the world. He believes in honor and morality and values. He’s always fights for the greater good. He always puts the needs of the masses before his own desires.
But that’s different in his film. Instead of dedicating himself to other’s needs, he priorities what he wants; this is a departure. This colors the character in a really nice way because you have a guy who has an incredibly strong moral character and it’s hard to make him layered and dynamic. In this movie he becomes potentially selfish when he puts his own desires first, but it’s rooted in family which is a through- line we can all relate to.
Jeremy Renner, Why did Hawk Eye take Cap’s side?
Because Cap called. Retirement is quite boring and here was a chance to go help a friend. The moral compass isn’t a far cry from Cap’s thinking as well.
Sebastian Stan grateful for writers
To me, it is phenomenal that the writers can give every character a moment and an arc. The fun part for me is that I never know where the writers are going to take the storyline.
Elizabeth Olsen talks Scarlett
She was starting to feel confident but it wasn’t about her powers, it was more about the conflict she had with making a big mistake. Every super hero has a weakness and I’ve always thought of hers as she gets in her own way. She’s limitless. That’s an interesting character trait. I think of her as an incredibly strong, powerful person and it’s also fun because I feel that she can flip either way because of her mind. This film is a lot about conflict, about what’s right, how to use your abilities and whether you should or not.