The directors of the highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War spoke with Empire Magazine about 2016 release and broke down the recently released trailer for the film. In this breakdown, the directing duo commented on one of the key differences between the film and the comic book event of the same name. It had been rumored and disccuses for a bit but The Russos have now confirmed that the Sokovia Accords (which can be seen in the trailer) will replace the Superhuman Registration Act that sparked the conflict in the comics. Sokovia, if you’re somehow lost at the moment on the name, is the city that was destroyed in Ultron’s attack in the last Avengers film. Joe Russo had the following to say about the Sokovia Accords.
Being that there aren’t exactly many secret identities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, other than a few characters such as Ant-Man and Daredevil, the act doesn’t really fit in with that universe and isn’t an issue that would cause a conflict. The Russos further commented on the matter and the point behind the Accords with the site.
The directing duo also went on to point out that the stakes are much higher this time around with Captain America taking on the establishment and not an evil organization.
This all makes a lot of sense in relation to the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all of the changes to the source material appear to be working in the film’s favor. Personally? I’m liking that they are leaning on a more personal and smaller scope for the film’s plot and am beyond excited to see what The Russo Brothers have in store for us next year. Let us know your thoughts on the Russo’s comments and the film’s trailer in the section below.