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- Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
- Anthony and Joe Russo
Actress Leslie Bibb entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as reporter Christine Everhart in Iron Man and Iron Man 2. At the time she was trying to get ahold of Tony Stark, but she returns to the fictional media outlet WHIH World News for a segment that debates the central question at the heart of Captain America: Civil War.
In a viral video produced as a news segment, Everhart asks, “Our super-powered advocates have intervened time and time again in international incidents to great effect, but who accounts for the devestation they leave behind?”
Pointing to the infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. by the villainous Hydra (the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier), political correspondent Will Adams responded, “The question for me, Christine, isn’t if — or even should — our heroes be allowed to operate independently, it’s why shouldn’t they?”
These questions will be asked of the Avengers in Civil War. Following another international incident involving the team, the governments of the world introduce the Sokovia Accords, which essentially seek to impose government control over the Avengers and superhumans. Team Captain America stands against the Accords, while Team Iron Man seeks to enforce them.
“In most of the movies, there’s no question who we should be siding with,” Chris Evans told EW. “We all agree Nazis are bad, aliens from space are bad. But this movie’s the first time where you really have two points of view. It becomes a question of morality and I don’t think [Cap] has ever been so uncertain with what right and wrong is.”
Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6. Which side will you take?