The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting ready to go war in Captain America: Civil War, and star Chris Evans is explaining what the conflict is all about.
Speaking to Cineplex, Evans describes the conflict between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as a relatable one, of the type that splits the country all the time.
“There’s a great parallel that they draw between my character and Tony Stark,” says Evans. “It’s something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people. You can go right down to Democrat and Republican; everyone has a different opinion of what’s best.
“You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they’re saving the world. So it’s a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves? The beautiful thing with Civil War is that no one’s right and no one’s wrong; it’s just your personal opinion.”
What’s interesting about Steve and Tony becoming symbols for their respective sides of the argument is that it’s a subversion of what fans might expect from the characters, given their histories.
“We’re going to have a nice evolution where you have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure — he was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command,” Evans explains. “Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order.”
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