Exclusive: Russo Brothers Explain Approach To Captain America: Civil War Characters

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In ComicBook.com's exclusive interview with the Russo Brothers before their New Orleans Wizard World appearance, we covered a number of topics. The Russo Brothers clued us in to how Captain America: Civil War starts off and what makes their Spider-Man different. We've got one final piece of information that the Russo Brothers shared with us.

With so many characters in Captain America: Civil War, we also asked how the Russo Brothers ensured that new characters are well-received and don't get put in the shadow of characters who are already established.

"That's a really good question. I mean, my brother and I, we've always loved ensemble storytelling. And if you look at a lot of our work, we worked in ensembles a lot from our first movie Welcome to Collinwood to our television shows" replied Anthony Russo. "We love ensembles, but I think we're kind of in tune to the idea of telling the story that has more than a single protagonist. We like that kind of story. We like depth storytelling. We like layered storytelling. Joe and I, as we were developing the script with the writers, we like to pick a path and look at the script from every different character's point of view. Even though it's Cap's movie, and the ultimate way we decide where to go with the film is filtered through Cap's perspective, we do take time and walk ourselves through the story from every single character's point of view as if its their movie.

We know how important these characters are. We love these characters ourselves. We know that there's somebody sitting out there in the audience whose favorite character is that one, even if that character has only a few scenes in the movie. We want to make sure everyone's coming to the movie and it's going to get a lot of satisfaction and have a lot of fun with what's being done with their favorite character in the movie, regardless of who it is. We work really hard to do a lot and do something special with characters who may only have limited screen time in the film."


Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 6, 2016.