The Russo Bros. Don’t Think That You’re Ready For ‘Captain America: Civil War’

When Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released, everything changed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The events of the movie led to the downfall of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the impact of that, as well as the return of HYDRA have been key plot points in the universe, especially on the TV side of things. Speaking to, Joe Russo discussed how Captain America: Civil War will shake things up once more, and why he thinks that this movie is going to surprise a lot of the general audience. Here’s what he had to say:

It’s going to be more evolved than it ever has been with in any of the films. Winter Soldier created a seismic shift in terms of the world of the Marvel Universe. This is going to create a seismic shift in the psychology of the character which is more profound. It’s a very profound shift. For us, we really are firm believers in stakes. We like movies with high highs and low lows and we just feel like you get a more well-rounded experience in that type of film. Now that we’re engaged in serialized storytelling, it starts with Winter Soldier and ends with the Infinity War movies. We feel it’s very important that those four films, Civil War, and both Infinity War movies, have a very profound effect on the audience. I think a lot of shocking things are going to happen, which is really interesting because you haven’t had this kind of… maybe other than Harry Potter, I guess you can count the Bond series… but the kind of investment over a period of time with this many characters behaving in a universe. I think our job is to send you on a very profound experience between now and 2019 and it starts with Civil War. I don’t know if people will be prepared for what this movie is going to include.

As you may already know, Steve Rogers died in the comics after being shot during the events of Civil War. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s going to die in the movie – since he’s contracted for two more appearances after his third solo outing – but it would certainly be shocking if it did indeed happen, especially at the hands of an ally. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.


Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.