Old friends make the most bitter enemies.
As part of Entertainment Weekly’s preview of Marvel’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War, here’s the complete collection of stories about that film’s clash between Chris Evans’ true-blue hero and Robert Downey Jr.’s iron-willed antagonist.
Stay tuned for more as the May 6 release of the film approaches.
Black Panther is no joke. It’d be easy to snark about how Captain America and Iron Man were barely managing to hold their alliance together until a certain black cat crossed their path, but the truth is – they both want him on their side.
“No one on this planet knows [Steve Rogers]. No one is left,” says Chris Evans. “So whatever happens with Bucky in this movie… That’s a big piece in terms of him kind of finding his own purpose in what he’s fighting for and how that friendship can come back to life. Not just them as soldiers, but them as friends.”
Iron Man has gone from hero to antagonist. “I’ve always thought of it in some ways that Tony is the antagonist to himself in his own story, so this isn’t a problem,” Robert Downey Jr. says. “This guy understands problems ‘cause he is a problem. And he tends to create problems.” It so happens, he also doesn’t think Stark is wrong. “I’m not having to patter around what I think the worldview is,” Downey says. “I wholeheartedly agree with what he does in this.”
“That’s better than the mediocre reaction, definitely,” the actress says. “We expect that. The character is so beloved. You can only hope that people are going have opinions about it, you know? She somehow ends up always on top, even if you’re not always in agreement with how she gets there.”
Feel that tingling? The question of which heroes and villains would actually turn up in Marvel’s epic culture-clash of characters has been the subject of intense speculation ever since the May 6 movie began filming last summer. We have some answers about everyone from Spidey, to the Hulk, and more.
Civil War will answer this question about Cap’s old friend, turned foe, turned … something else: “What have we gotten as a result of Bucky and the Winter Soldier?” asks actor Sebastian Stan, who plays the robotic-armed assassin. “Here’s the guy when you merge the two.This is what came out. You know, he’s not entirely… to me it’s never really going to be Bucky Barnes again.”