With all the new pouring out from Warner Bros. hyping Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out next year, Captain America: Civil War has flown relatively under the radar. Most likely Marvel/Disney will wait until after Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released before they begin their marketing push, but even before that there are a few things we know about the upcoming movie. We know which characters will make up each side of the fight, Disney/Marvel released footage at the Asia Pop event last week, and unverified info regarding Spider-Man’s role in the movie has been circulating online.
Making an appearance at the Salt Lake Comic Con, Chris Evans spoke about the central argument in Civil War that caused the Avengers to split. The following statement comes courtesy of MTV News:
“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore,” Evans said, as quoted by the Salt Lake Tribune. “Given what happened in ’Cap 2,’ I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own. And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think, ’I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group.’ It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do.”
“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest. This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great — nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”
Looking at their actions leading up to the squabble in Civil War it does appear as though Tony Stark (who refused to give the government his Iron Man armor, hacked into SHIELD because he didn’t trust them in the first Avengers film and regularly acts without consulting the team or government officials) would more likely be anti-registration and Rogers (who worked for the government in all the films and is patriotic to a fault) would be more of a “company man”. Perhaps the events in Winter Soldier where Cap witnessed corruption in an unchecked government agency changes his mind.
Captain America: Civil War arrives in US theaters May 6, 2016.