Test Audiences For Captain America: Civil War Are Split Between Captain America & Iron Man

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When Captain America: Civil War arrives in theaters in May, fans will be left much like the Marvel heroes featured in the film: divided.

The latest issue of Empire magazine claims that audiences lucky enough to catch Captain America: Civil War ahead of its release are leaving theaters debating who was right and who wrong between Marvel heavy hitters Iron Man and Captain America. This is a considerable difference from the way Civil War was originally written on the pages of Marvel Comics where Iron Man was decidedly the antagonist with Cap playing the role of 'the good guy.'

The directors of Captain America: Civil War have repeatedly stated that the film will be a Captain America focused movie despite telling different characters' stories. That doesn't mean we have a definitive antagonist our of the two headlining Avengers, though.

“Hopefully you’ll leave wondering if Steve and Tony are both acting in selfish interests,” says Tony Stark himself Robert Downey Jr.. It sounds like all those years growing up listening to his father boast about how amazing Captain America was are finally getting to Stark. Chris Evans agreed with Civil War writer Stephen McFeely who pointed that aspect out, saying, “and with families that’s where you have the most love but it’s where you have the most struggle, too.”

Regardless of right and wrong or who comes out on top, it sounds like audiences are the real winners here. “Robert and Chris are incredible. The conflict between the two of them is incredibly emotional and it’s beautifully played out.”

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 5, 2016. Who's side are you on?

via WhatCulture

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    • Bekss1
    • 108 Posts in 20 Months

    I really want to see how other sites use that headline in a more clickbait way. That conflict about who's right is exactly what I wanted from the movie. I hope every report of CW being the best MCU movie to date are all true

    • Derangel
    • 133 Posts in 19 Months

    Bekss1 said ... (original post)

    I really want to see how other sites use that headline in a more clickbait way.That conflict about who's right is exactly what I wanted from the movie. I hope every report of CW being the best MCU movie to date are all true

    Agreed. The comic story Civil War was a bloody disaster due to Marvel's braindead decision to blame everything on Stark instead of making it a story about ideals and both sides going too far. If the movie can actually make it seem like both sides are right and make a real debate it 's going to be great. The more I hear about Civil War the more excited I get to find out what the Russo's plans are for both parts of Infinity War. If they can pull off something like Civil War just imagine what else they can do.

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  2. Derangel said ... (original post)

    Agreed. The comic story Civil War was a bloody disaster due to Marvel's braindead decision to blame everything on Stark instead of making it a story about ideals and both sides going too far. If the movie can actually make it seem like both sides are right and make a real debate it 's going to be great. The more I hear about Civil War the more excited I get to find out what the Russo's plans are for both parts of Infinity War. If they can pull off something like Civil War just imagine what else they can do.

    I completely agree. I have always said that the core Civil War story was one of the greatest ideas ever, executed in a half assed manner. Despite not having the line up to match the comic story I am glad they are at least nailing the ideals down with the movie.

    • CB123541
    • 217 Posts in 10 Months

    I wonder how Hydra fits into this whole deal.Will Crossbones cause destruction to ignite further debate/regulation? What role does Zemo play? Are they gonna try to find Red Skull to join Thanos? I still think Tony may go it alone at first, to try and talk Cap into surrendering/joining, but maybe after he learns Bucky killed his parents, it becomes personal, so he builds his own team.That scene where he's apparently losing to Cap/Bucky may end with Spiderman showing up-just as they're about to kill Tony, and he's got the Iron Spider suit on, and just BLASTS Cap!!! And how does Panthe/Wakanda fit in? Man im so excited!!! Deadpool!!! Dawn of Justice!!! Civil War!!! We are living in the grand heyday of movies my friends!!! If we thought the last 10 years of Superhero movies was amazing, just wait til Justice League and Infinity Wars come out! Wow!!!

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