When it comes to Captain America: Civil War, we pretty much understand the gist of what will happen in the highly-anticipated movie. However, in Empire magazine’s new issue, leading man Chris Evans offered a bit more about Cap’s personal conflict (beyond friends becoming enemies) and seemingly how the Black Panther may help to resolve that conflict. Also featured in the magazine is a new official still which Marvel.com has provided in HD even though this particular shot, featuring Evans, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jeremy Renner, was seen in the trailer.
“This is one of the first times Steve doesn't know what side he's on or what the right answer is,” said Chris Evans, who adds that his Super Soldier is becoming more of an antihero due to enemies getting closer to home. “With the first Captain America [movie], I think we can all agree that Nazis are bad. The aliens are no good either; we can all get on board with that notion. This conflict is more mirroring that which we deal with on a daily basis, where it's just different points of view. There's no clear right, no clear wrong, and it's hard for him to understand the right move.”
About T'Challa aka the Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War before a standalone movie in 2018, Chris Evans says, “There's collateral damage to the action we've taken, and there's going to be people with different points of view to ours who cause us to regret our actions.” He continued, “Black Panther has a certain cachet and class, so to have him come down the way he does, it provides the audience with someone to identify with.”
In a separate interview with Cineplex mag’ (via Comic Book Resources), Chris Evans talked even more about the conflict in Captain America: Civil War, particularly between his character and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, and how it mirrors modern society. “There’s a great parallel that they draw between my character and Tony Stark,” he said. “It’s something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people. You can go right down to Democrat & Republican; everyone has a different opinion of what’s best.”
Chris Evans continued, “You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they’re saving the world. So it’s a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves? The beautiful thing with Civil War is that no one’s right and no one’s wrong; it’s just your personal opinion. We’re going to have a nice evolution where you have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure -- he was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command. Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order.” What do you think?
Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.