CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Reveal Whether They Considered Adapting This Controversial Comic Book Moment

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Reveal Whether They Considered Adapting This Controversial Comic Book Moment

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Writers Reveal Whether They Considered Adapting This Controversial Comic Book Moment

Captain America: Civil War pays homage to Marvel's Civil War event in various ways, but it leaves this shocking moment in the pages of the comic books. Why? Here's how the writers justify that choice.

WARNING: Spoilers For Captain America: Civil War Follow

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shocked us all by killing off the Man of Steel (even if we already know that he'll return in Justice League), but Captain America: Civil War took things in a very different direction to the comic books by leaving Steve Rogers alive and well by the time the credits rolled. That's no bad thing - because, let's face it, we all love Chris Evans - but there are many fans disappointed by the fact that the movie doesn't adapt the events of Captain America #25. That issue by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting saw Cap gunned down by Crossbones and a brainwashed Sharon Carter, with it later revealed that the bullets had sent him back in time so the Red Skull could steal his body...it's not really as confusing as I'm making it sound and is well worth a read if you've never checked it out. 

Regardless, when Yahoo Movies caught up with Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, they explained why that moment didn't make it to the big screen. "We never really went into this with the intention of killing Cap," Markus revealed. "One, because he doesn’t really die, so we weren’t going to do the time bullet [like in the comics]. And there are other movies coming, and it’s like, 'Are you gonna kill him?’ And you get crap for fake-killing people. We fake-killed [Nick] Fury [in Winter Soldier] and it worked pretty well, but… At a certain point you’re lessening the gravity of the movie when you kill somebody, because people are like, 'Oh now we’re in comic-book world because he’s gonna come back.’ So you get more gravity out really hurting somebody." Some criticism has been levelled at the movie for a lack of ramifications, but it's hard to argue with that explanation, especially as we all know Cap would return in Avengers: Infinity War

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