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Joe Russo talks three post-credit scenes in Captain America: Civil War, new characters coming and possibly a new Spider-man suit… already?

March 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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If there is one thing Marvel movie fans have learned, it’s to keep their bums planted in the seat until the movie has completely stopped playing, the house lights are up and the staff are cleaning under their feet…

And it looks like Captain America: Civil War isn’t going to be any different.

Chatting to Forbes, co-director Joe Russo has talked about the now famous mid and post credit scenes and it seems it’ll be worth hanging around during the credits: “We can’t say who is going to be in it but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.”

He goes on to talk about Infinity War and what – or who – we can expect to see in the movie and just what it means for the MCU: “New characters are going to appear in Avengers: Infinity War,” says Russo.

“It’s a big sprawling ambitious movie, it’s about as ambitious as movies get and it should be, and the title alone indicates that there will be an incredible scape and scope to it.”

“It is intended to be the entire culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe and, in many ways, the end to that part of it. But we don’t even have the first draft in on that script yet; we’re still in the outline phase. It’s hard not to talk about it too specifically not only because of spoilers but also because we’re still figuring it out.”

Ohhhhh.. new characters, huh? Who would you like to see in the two part adventure?

And, speaking of Infinity War and new characters, what about the Spider-man costume that is dividing some fans online?

The design of the costume is what it is,” says Russo.

“That’s the design that we love, it’s the design that Kevin Feige loves and so on. He’s a very popular character so it’s always going to be controversial, people are always going to love or hate what you do with him, but all we can do is make sure that we love it, that we are true to ourselves and true to how we feel about the character and then hope that everybody else digs it.”

“Part of issue is that we gave such a small impression of the character in that trailer. It’s something of a Rorschach test where people can pour as much of their Spidey anxieties out but when they see the movie they are going to get a very big picture of a very complete character that they have never seen before. It’s kind of hard to react to people’s reactions but they will change radically when they see the movie.”

Will the Spidey suit become part of the now expected comicbook movie trope and change every time we see them in a new movie?

“We like making strong choices with characters so while this might be a slightly more traditional, Steve Ditko influenced suit, it is certainly in our vocabulary to develop it into something more extreme as the storytelling requires,” Russo says.

“I think there are things that people will discover when they see the film about why the suit operate the way it does, why the eyes move, all that stuff is substantiated. Everybody wants the answers yesterday but then what would be the point of seeing the movie?”

Much to think about in this, huh?

Perhaps three post-credit scenes? New characters coming? And a new Spidey suit in the works already? Let us know your thoughts.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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