Earlier this week early concept art from Captain America: Civil War was released by artist Andy Park depicting GiAnt-Man fighting Captain America, and now The Russo Brothers have explained why the two teammates started off on different sides.
“Very early on in the process, before there’s even much of a narrative thought out at all, we do begin a process of visual exploration and just in terms of what kind of imagery excites us from the comics, and what kind of possibilities exist in the movie when we sort of translate the comic into the movie,” said Anthony Russo.
“Marvel has a very talented visual development team, a lot of great artists, and we just kind of go fishing for ideas and imagery that could either spark narrative ideas or what not. What you were seeing there, I think once we started getting into the narrative, pretty early on, Ant Man was allied with Cap. I think the story mechanics went that way pretty quickly. It wasn’t like he was bouncing back and forth between sides. That artwork must have predated that.”
So there you have it, the art was simply a case of finding the stylistic elements of the film before a narrative was even established. The teams were not even decided when the artwork was created, the directors just wanted to get a sense of how the characters would look and function on screen. So while Ant-Man was never going to be on Iron Man’s side or bounce back and forth, there were other ideas that did almost make it into the film. Wasp, Red Hulk and Iron Spider were all ideas which ended up being cut early on due to time constraints.
But what do you guys think? Would you have liked to see some of these early ideas in the film? Let us know in the comments down below!