If you’re looking for the latest Captain America offering to be all cuddles, Chupa Chups and gooey warm feelings, you best think again. Mind you, that’s probably not what you were signing up for, so this isn’t too startling of a revelation.
Winter Soldier/Civil War helmers Joe and Anthony Russo addressed their upcoming Marvel blockbuster while making an appearance at Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con. Remember how the tone shifted from “gee whiz” to something much darker in the jump from Cap movies one and two? (Quite a feat when you consider the first movie was set in World War II.) The third Captain America movie will continue that progression:
“We really did a radical reinterpretation of Captain America in ‘Winter Soldier,'” said Joe Russo. “We were twice as aggressive in tone and execution on ‘Civil War.'”
Darker, grittier and possibly more violent seems to be the forecast for the next Cap-focused entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s both intriguing and potentially horrifying news if your favorite Marvel character is getting involved in this big screen dustup. The Russos were tight-lipped on certain bits of Civil War news, but they did note that the movie will continue to look at the complication relationship between Bucky Barnes and Captain America.
Elsewhere in exciting Civil War blab, The Russos found themselves in another bit of pre-release promo and made a similar promise that you can expect a darker and more demanding Captain America movie this May. Joe Russo is framing the motion picture this way:
The consequences of Civil War will have an even more significant impact [than The Winter Soldier]. In Civil War, we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Psychology, and it’s an extreme shift … Winter Soldier was a political thriller; this is a psychological thriller.
Not only are we getting in a psychological thriller, but it’s also one that might lead to fistfights at your local comics shop. Anthony Russo shared that Civil War will come equipped with a “very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people.”
Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6. Best to steady your emotions now.