With so many of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes duking it out in Captain America: Civil War (which has often been referred to as Avengers 2.5), it’s easy to believe that the Marvel movie’s focus won’t necessarily be on Captain America himself.
Not so, promises Chris Evans.
Directed by the Russo Brothers, Civil War will see the Avengers basically split into #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan over the Sokovia Accords (and the fate of Steve's BFF, Bucky Barnes), with Iron Man siding with the government’s plans to control regulate superheroes and Cap rightfully (I’m totally Team Cap) fearing the legislation’s ramifications in the wake of the dramatic events of The Winter Soldier that saw a Hydra-infested S.H.I.E.L.D. crumble.
The superhero movie will pit friends against friends when Black Widow, War Machine, Black Panther and Vision side with Iron Man, and the Winter Soldier, Falcon, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man take Cap’s side.
But even with all those superheroes running around, Chris Evans set out to reassure fans that Cap’s third solo film will mostly focus on Steve and his struggles — especially his struggles with everyone’s favorite genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
Here’s what Evans said in an interview with the spring issue of Disney twenty-three:
“Even though there are a lot characters, the focus is on Steve and his struggle. Especially his struggle with Tony Stark. It’s exciting to see a guy who’s as optimistic and as selfless as Steve be met with letdown, betrayal, frustration, and selfishness. There are events and people in his life that test him — that challenge him and force him to reevaluate who he is and what he wants out of life.”
As to the upcoming conflict between two characters who are complete polar opposites, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said that the seeds of dissention have been planted very early on.
“We’ve seen it coming. The clues were there. When you watch the other films you see how Captain America and Iron Man fight the bad guys together, back-to-back, but they have differences. And there is something that happens in the world that divides them.”
Captain America: Civil War arrives in movie theaters on May 6.