Robert Downey Jr. & Joe Russo Talk ‘Captain America: Civil War’; Call It ‘The Godfather’ Of Superhero Movies

The Captain America: Civil War marketing has officially kicked off and with this came sites revealing new information about from their visits to the set of the highly-anticipated film. Included in Fandango’s report is a very interesting quote from Robert Downey Jr. where the actor boldly exclaimed that the film “is The Godfather of superhero movies!”

Co-director Joe Russo also brought up the film as well, due to it being “a sprawling film with a lot of characters that tells very intricate stories“. He then went on to add that if The Winter Soldier was a “political thriller”, the upcoming third entry in the Captain America series is more along the lines of a “psychological thriller”. But this wasn’t the only film that they compared the Marvel Studios release to.

The movies we’ve been referencing a lot on this one are Se7en, weirdly. Se7en, Fargo, just as far as we’re not making comparisons in terms of quality we’re just talking influences.

Definitely some both interesting and very exciting comments about the film. Let us know what you think about Downey & Russo’s comments in the section below.

“Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Get ready to choose your side when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Fandango

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