Captain America: Civil War is the next big Marvel project hitting theaters – and even though they weren’t on site to promote the film in China, Joe and Anthony Russo were still hounded by some very thorough and somewhat odd questions on their comic book projects. One of the more interesting questions revolved around the relationship between Bucky and Captain America, mainly if the two former friends turned foes turned friends again were actually feeling a bit of a romantic attachment to each other in the new film:
“People can interpret the relationship however they want to interpret it. For us, we’ve always interpreted the relationship as two brothers. They’re very close characters, they have a relationship with each other that is very deep. The bonds between the characters are very strong. That’s what motivates the storytelling. These are both characters that came from nothing. Captain America was basically an orphan, and Bucky’s family took him in… When he was sleep for several years, he lost everything that was dear to him. And when he took the serum and became Captain America, he gave away a large part of himself for a patriotic cause. So, you have a character who is searching for the only thing that he has left from his past… and that’s Bucky. And people have interpreted that relationship all kinds of ways, and it’s great to see people argue about it what that relationship means to them. We will never define it as filmmakers, explicitly, but however people want to interpret it.”
So feel free to keep doing that fantasy art and writing your slash fiction. It might become canon soon enough and not just fodder for your hobby Tumblr.
The duo also answered some questions about Cap’s relationship with Black Widow and the rising stakes within all the Marvel movies due to the impending arrival of Avengers: Infinity War. There’s also a bit about Cap’s new costume — which is technically his old costume put on film.