Kevin Feige And CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Scribes Explain That Giant Surprise And STAR WARS Easter Egg

Kevin Feige And CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Scribes Explain That Giant Surprise And STAR WARS Easter Egg

Kevin Feige And CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Scribes Explain That Giant Surprise And STAR WARS Easter Egg

How exactly did the Russos manage to convince Marvel to include that giant surprise in Civil War? Hit the jump for details on that and the movie's awesome nod to The Empire Strikes Back...

One of the biggest surprises in Captain America: Civil War (assuming you didn't see that LEGO set of Funko POP of course) was Ant-Man's transformation into Giant-Man during the epic battle between #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan. However, while you might think that Disney would jump at the idea to include a fan-favourite character from the comic books, it sounds like the movie's directors Joe and Anthony Russo had a battle of their own in order to get him into the movie. "The brothers had to fight for it," writer Stephen McFreely tells io9. "They had to go to the studio and say, ‘No it’s not silly, it’s cool.’ It’s a comic book movie! In the grounded Winter Soldier, it’s Three Days of the Condor except in the middle there’s a talking robot that tells you HYDRA has been there the whole time. And a lot of people went, ‘That’s a little much.’ No, it’s a comic book movie! That’s okay. Same thing here, except it’s Giant-Man.’" Christopher Markus echose that sentiment, adding: "Some people are like ‘What does Ant-Man do in a big fight? Well, he can become the most powerful thing,. It will be awesome and it is a literal escalation of the fight."

One person seemingly supportive from the very start was Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and he shed some light on what makes Giant-Man such a pivotal part of Captain America: Civil War. "It was just a great idea to turn the tide of the battle in a huge, shocking, unexpected way," he explains. "We have a lot of ideas for Ant-Man 2, none of which are contingent upon revealing Giant-Man, so we thought this would be the fun, unbelievable unexpected way to do that. We knew if we got Spidey we could have him do the AT-AT thing." The AT-AT thing is of course a reference to the fact that Spider-Man webs up Scott Lang's legs while referring to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as a "really old movie." This time though, the Russos were forced to fight the writers to include that moment, something McFeely now admits was a great idea. "The brothers really wanted to put it in there. We get a little queasy about referencing other movies. They don’t, and they were right."

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