Team Cap posters plus words from the set of Civil War and new images


We're 2 months away from one of the biggest comic book films of all time and if you've yet to pick a side in the Captain America vs Iron Man debate, perhaps the following will help sway you. Marvel has just release a series of "Team Cap" posters, showing off half of the heroes from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. To boot, we also have a few words from directors Joe and Anthony Russo (courtesy of Collider) talking about their influences and how they're going to make sure CIVIL WAR delivers!

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Joe Russo on the inspiration for CIVIL WAR:

The movies we’ve been referencing a lot on this one are SEVEN, weirdly. We like smashing genres into each other, so if you can find something that’s really idiosyncratic in respect to superhero genre and you can smoosh it into it you usually wind up with something fresh and different. SEVEN, FARGO, just as far as we’re not making comparisons in terms of quality we’re just talking influences. THE GODFATHER, because that’s a sprawling film with a lot of characters that tells very intricate stories. Each character has an arc.

On combining the scale of an AVENGERS film with the grit of WINTER SOLDIER:

The scale certainly is a lot bigger because of more characters and more powers, but we’re trying to pull those into our universe a little bit. Our handheld universe, our grittier universe. Cap’s Universe is more grounded approach to those characters. Downey’s been doing an amazing job on this film. He’s got a complex arc. I think it’s really some of the more interesting stuff he’s done in a long time. He is fantastic in the movie. That’s just pulling characters. Like the Iron Man films sometimes have a lighter quality to them, they’re funny or whatever. This movie is just pulling that center of gravity more toward that WINTER SOLDIER.

Our influences were more post-modern comics than they were Silver Age books. So Vision doesn’t walk around the Avengers compound in his cape, he walks around in clothes. He’s trying to assimilate. So you just make choices like that that try to pull the characters to as human a realm as we possibly can. We’ll look at their powers and go, we like limitations. We like characters that have limitations to their powers, so there’s a cost for everything that they do. Wanda can’t fly, she can use her power to push herself off, launch and then bring herself back down. But she has to stop herself and it’s not the most graceful version of flying. It’s just using her power to create energy to push herself up and bring herself down, but she’s still subject to gravity. Vision, if Vision is too powerful then what do you need everybody else for? So there are limitations to him as a character. His arc specifically in this movie is about him discovering his limitations. Put a handheld 200 mm lens on a character and its very different than a 40 mm wide, so the representations will always be different. It’s just different taste. Joss loves the books he grew up with, he loves that big, wide comic book framing and we love to put long lenses on like Ridley Scott and get in there on the characters in a different way. It’s just different interpretations.

If the posters weren't enough, USA Today also dropped a gallery of images to show off a few of the characters. Some of them may seem familiar from the trailers, but you can go ahead and click on any of them to check out the rest of our gallery of CIVIL WAR goodness!

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So is that enough to get you pumped for what's to come, or are you waiting for Team Stark to arrive? The fact that we're getting to see Batman take on Superman and Cap take on Iron Man within 2 months of each other is pretty effin' awesome, if I may say so myself. While DC's match-up may be darker in tone, both films are tackling some fascinating issues and giving our heroes a few shades of gray, which I love. The question is, who will come out on top?

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



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