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Chris Evans discusses the conflict between Captain America and Iron Man

09.28.2015

With CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR shaping up to be one of Marvel's biggest films yet, fan-anticipation is starting to kick off in a huge way and Chris Evans fanned that anticipation over the weekend by dropping some interesting details about the film at the Salt Lake City Comic-Con. Via the Salt Lake Tribune, Evans revealed that the Accords are what divides the Avengers after they're asked to sign an agreement governing their actions.

Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who's always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn't trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own, and these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can't just be one person saying this is right and this is what we're going to do. But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest, this is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it's hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody's right, nobody's wrong. There's no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.

There's a careful line to tread when you pit Captain America and Iron Man against each other; fans don't want to see either character as the "bad guy", but we also don't want to the conflict to feel so insignificant that the film just wraps up with a series of hugs. Based on Evans' comments however, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR seems to be on the right track. Also appearing at the Comic-Con were Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, who commented on the possibilities that one of them may take on the mantle of Captain America in the future; Mackie seemed reluctant to imagine a world where Chris Evans doesn't play Captain America:

I don't think we need a new Cap. I don't think Cap needs to change, I think [Bucky's actor Sebastian Stan] would be a great Cap, but then we're left without Bucky. I think I'd be a great Cap, but then we're left without a Falcon.

Sebastian Stan was quick to nominate himself as Captain America's replacement, but he also isn't holding his breath that it will happen anytime soon:

"I'll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot, they're like 'Oh yeah, that's where you pick up the shield,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, I've heard that one before. There it is again.'"

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opens on May 6, 2016.

When the time comes, who would you like to see take on the mantle of Captain America?

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6:27PM on 09/29/2015
Evans says no one is right or wrong, but we all know that's bullshit. In the end, Mr. All-American Steve Rogers will prove he's right and Tony Stark will concede because Captain America is never wrong or flawed in any way...*sighs*
Evans says no one is right or wrong, but we all know that's bullshit. In the end, Mr. All-American Steve Rogers will prove he's right and Tony Stark will concede because Captain America is never wrong or flawed in any way...*sighs*
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8:56AM on 09/30/2015
And all is as it should be.
And all is as it should be.
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11:44AM on 09/29/2015
Wait, hasn't Iron Man always been the maverick against trusting the government? And this issue seems WAY too petty to spark violence between heroes. This is just too much of a stretch to create a superhero pissing contest.
Wait, hasn't Iron Man always been the maverick against trusting the government? And this issue seems WAY too petty to spark violence between heroes. This is just too much of a stretch to create a superhero pissing contest.
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1:11PM on 09/29/2015
Stark used to be against trusting the government. And then Age of Ultron happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the Avengers do things on their own with no supervision or guidance. That's been his entire arc to this point.

Cap, on the other hand, was the exact opposite - he was a "company man" that took orders directly from the US military, then from Fury. And then The Winter Soldier happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the
Stark used to be against trusting the government. And then Age of Ultron happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the Avengers do things on their own with no supervision or guidance. That's been his entire arc to this point.

Cap, on the other hand, was the exact opposite - he was a "company man" that took orders directly from the US military, then from Fury. And then The Winter Soldier happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the guy you take orders from has ulterior and sinister motives. That's been Cap's arc so far.

Which is what makes this so interesting - to guys who used to be on completely opposite sides of this debate at the beginning, but now have plenty of motivation to think differently and yet still oppose each other. When you add in the conflict of interest that will be at play when Bucky gets thrown into things (The Winter Soldier implied that Bucky killed Stark's parents), it's not difficult at all to see how this can blow up into Civil War.
5:30PM on 09/29/2015
SauronsBANE - "and then Age of Ultron happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the Avengers do things on their own with no supervision or guidance." Whilst I understand what you're saying, it would be more accurate to say Stark saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when Tony Stark does things on his own with no supervision or guidance. Mr Moe is right in the sense that there won't be enough time in the movie to have them come to a third disagreement in
SauronsBANE - "and then Age of Ultron happened, and he saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when the Avengers do things on their own with no supervision or guidance." Whilst I understand what you're saying, it would be more accurate to say Stark saw firsthand the destruction that can be caused when Tony Stark does things on his own with no supervision or guidance. Mr Moe is right in the sense that there won't be enough time in the movie to have them come to a third disagreement in as many movies...a disagreement serious enough to warrant teammates takings sides and fisticuffs to ensue. It would have been much better had Age of Ultron allowed certain team members to hold Stark directly responsible for what happened with Ultron and lay some meaningful backdrop to the disagreement in Civil War. I'm still quite disappointed with the buddy buddy ending of Age of Ultron when they really should have parted ways with more of an attitude.
7:09AM on 09/29/2015
One of the conflicts of Iron Man 2 was that Tony didn't trust the government and wanted to keep everything in his own hands... it's weird that now he's all for government control. Maybe because this way they'll let him keep his stuff? I am confused.
...Which is particularly sad, because I've READ Civil War. Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention.
One of the conflicts of Iron Man 2 was that Tony didn't trust the government and wanted to keep everything in his own hands... it's weird that now he's all for government control. Maybe because this way they'll let him keep his stuff? I am confused.
...Which is particularly sad, because I've READ Civil War. Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention.
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1:13PM on 09/29/2015
Tony's change of heart about the government is almost certainly a direct result of the chaos and destruction he unleashed by himself in Age of Ultron. It's a long-term arc, and it makes complete sense when viewed from that perspective.
Tony's change of heart about the government is almost certainly a direct result of the chaos and destruction he unleashed by himself in Age of Ultron. It's a long-term arc, and it makes complete sense when viewed from that perspective.
8:56AM on 09/30/2015
Hmm, okay, fair point. Hopefully it's addressed as such in the film. Thanks for making that point, it was really confounding me.
Hmm, okay, fair point. Hopefully it's addressed as such in the film. Thanks for making that point, it was really confounding me.
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6:46AM on 09/29/2015
Whilst both Avenger movies have allowed tension to fester between Rogers and Stark, by both movies' end they were buddy buddy again. I could deal with it the first time, but the second time, given what Stark actually did, there should have been no buddy buddy ending for those two. I'm not saying they should finish off the movie with Rodgers disliking Stark but just some indication, given the trust issues he experienced with Shield in Winter Soldier, that would not have allowed him to
Whilst both Avenger movies have allowed tension to fester between Rogers and Stark, by both movies' end they were buddy buddy again. I could deal with it the first time, but the second time, given what Stark actually did, there should have been no buddy buddy ending for those two. I'm not saying they should finish off the movie with Rodgers disliking Stark but just some indication, given the trust issues he experienced with Shield in Winter Soldier, that would not have allowed him to reconcile any differences with Stark over his role in Ultron's creation. It just feels like we'll be going in to a third movie with these two and a brand new reason to disagree without the meaningful and continued disagreements that should already have been in place as a backdrop, heightened by Rogers already established mistrust of those in authority.
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10:33PM on 09/28/2015
who gives a shit
who gives a shit
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5:28AM on 09/29/2015
You do realize your on a movie site right. Basically all this content is don't give a shit content, compared to lets say starving children. But hey it's what we like to spend our spare time doing, so your point is kind of mute.
You do realize your on a movie site right. Basically all this content is don't give a shit content, compared to lets say starving children. But hey it's what we like to spend our spare time doing, so your point is kind of mute.
6:57AM on 09/29/2015
Idiots thats who, clueless idiots!
Idiots thats who, clueless idiots!
3:09PM on 09/29/2015
Apparently you, since you took the time to post on this article. Is that the ball I see going in your own net?
Apparently you, since you took the time to post on this article. Is that the ball I see going in your own net?
9:25PM on 09/28/2015
This all sounds great and I like the fact that there will be no clear 'bad guy' in the film since both points of view could be clearly justified considering what's happened in the MCU so far. I just hope the fight scenes (especially between Cap and Iron Man) are are as great as the tease in Age of Ultron.

And as for a new Captain America? I want it to be Rogers as long as it can. I understand the transition that occurs in the comics, but Evans is the perfect Captain America and embodies the
This all sounds great and I like the fact that there will be no clear 'bad guy' in the film since both points of view could be clearly justified considering what's happened in the MCU so far. I just hope the fight scenes (especially between Cap and Iron Man) are are as great as the tease in Age of Ultron.

And as for a new Captain America? I want it to be Rogers as long as it can. I understand the transition that occurs in the comics, but Evans is the perfect Captain America and embodies the role so effortlessly. I know there not talking about recasting, but I still want to see Evans in the role as long as we can.
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8:41PM on 09/28/2015
The current actors will be around for another decade and then they will gradually replace all the characters with female versions (She-Hulk, Valkyrie, Miss America, White Tiger, Stature, Spider-Woman, etc.) and young teenaged characters (Nova, Ms. Marvel) because they are characters that exist in the comics and haven't been introduced yet in the movies. The actor playing Spider-Man, meanwhile, could be around for much longer until he becomes too old, which is why they chose a young actor.
The current actors will be around for another decade and then they will gradually replace all the characters with female versions (She-Hulk, Valkyrie, Miss America, White Tiger, Stature, Spider-Woman, etc.) and young teenaged characters (Nova, Ms. Marvel) because they are characters that exist in the comics and haven't been introduced yet in the movies. The actor playing Spider-Man, meanwhile, could be around for much longer until he becomes too old, which is why they chose a young actor.
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8:51PM on 09/28/2015
did you really just copy and paste your comment from another comment section from last week.
did you really just copy and paste your comment from another comment section from last week.
11:34PM on 09/28/2015
Not at all.
Not at all.
7:51PM on 09/28/2015
Makes sense that Cap might not fully trust Tony as he screwed up big in creating Ultron. As for the new Cap, Scott Eastwood, perhaps?
Makes sense that Cap might not fully trust Tony as he screwed up big in creating Ultron. As for the new Cap, Scott Eastwood, perhaps?
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8:10PM on 09/28/2015
you're missing the point. Theyre talking about who the new cap will be Bucky or Sam....not a new actor.
you're missing the point. Theyre talking about who the new cap will be Bucky or Sam....not a new actor.
9:28PM on 09/28/2015
Oh, my bad then. If that's the case, Bucky.
Oh, my bad then. If that's the case, Bucky.
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