Chris Evans Explains Why Captain America Is Fighting Iron Man In Civil War

by Jay Jayson

On Saturday, Chris Evans attended Salt Lake City Comic Con and while he was there he shared some new plot details about his upcoming film Captain America: Civil War. He confirmed rumors that the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man comes down to accords meant to govern superheroes. These accords come in the aftermath of the Battle of Sokovia as governments around the world are uneasy about The Avengers going about their business with no oversight. Evans even admitted he was leaning toward Tony Stark's viewpoint when he read the Civil War script for the first time.

"Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who's always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn't trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own," Evans told the rapt crowd (via The Salt Lake Tribune). "And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can't just be one person saying this is right and this is what we're going to do."

"But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest," Evans added. "This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it's hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody's right, nobody's wrong. There's no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics."

You can listen to Evans' comments in the video below.

 

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6, 2016.