According to Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), the Avengers can bust and (Hulk) smash arms dealers every single day, but what happens when there comes a day, where ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ find themselves unite against a foe like Thanos? Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) has a simple answer: the Avengers will do it together … as a team.
That day may come with the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War” from Joe and Anthony Russo. “The concept of ‘Infinity War’,” the brothers said to ComicBook.com, “is that the Marvel universe unites to battle the greatest threat to the world and universe that you’ve ever seen, and we’re going to honor that concept.”
The Russo brothers directed 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, the film that changed everything for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Cap, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing about the downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D, the super-spy organization that has been compromised by the evil HYDRA organization for decades. Still, Captain America remains the red-white-blue shield of patriotism and justice: willing to pay the price of freedom in order to defend it.
Now, Cap may pay another high price in “Captain America: Civil War” when he and Stark are at odds over superheroes registering for the government. In other words, Cap’s dark side will surface as the world’s first super-soldier may walk – and cross – the line between hero, Avenger, vigilante, and possibly criminal. The film, which is also directed by the Russo brothers, is the debut of Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
“He was my favorite character growing up,” Joe states, “so the opportunity to bring Spider-Man to the screen is a dream come true … We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes.” As we all know, Iron Man is one of those “confident superheroes” who is too confident – too charismatic and too cocky. To illustrate, the armored Avenger is a self-proclaimed billionaire-playboy-genius-philanthropist. Captain America, on the other hand, is the first Avenger because he has compassion and character.
So, what makes Spider-Man so amazing and ultimate as a superhero? “The everyman appeal of the character, which is something we’ve always loved,” Anthony responds. Like Captain America, Spider-Man is a superhero for all underdogs, for he is the underdog, as well. For Spider-Man, with great power comes great responsibility.
“Captain America: Civil War” comes out on May 6.