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Netflix characters were not considered for Captain America: Civil War as new poster, featurette and Spider-man details appear

April 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Disney are pushing the Captain America: Civil War press presence and today we got a few new bits of info and items.

First up, the IMAX poster above once again showcases Marvel’s over-usage of photoshop as all the characters are featured.

Next up, two bits of information on Spider-man and Black Panther.

Spider-man is “Recruited personally by Tony Stark, teenager Peter Parker aka Spider-Man brings his youthful energy and exceptional — though not totally mastered — skills to Iron Man’s team.”

While Black Panther has a “deeply personal” attachment to the story.

Next up, after our story earlier today that report Charlie Cox AKA Daredevil, has little faith that he’ll ever appear in a the Avengers movies, writers of Captain America: Civil War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, reveal that the Netflix characters were never really an option:  “When we were writing this, there weren’t any Netflix characters,” says Markus.

“Daredevil came out right before we started shooting. So, frankly, no because we can’t juggle that.”

“We had as many characters as we could handle in the movie,” added McFeely.

“You could tell – it works but it’s close. It’s busting at the seams. If you had two more people who you had to give four beats to and give them an organic little arc, now you’re at three hours. You’re taxing my patience.”

So a crowded affair, then. But hopefully one that will nevertheless manage to reach for the heights that the Russo brothers found with Captain Anerica: The Winter Soldier.

Or are we hoping for too much? Let us know…

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016, but has its premiere this week.

And finally, check out the new featurette from the movie focusing on Sam Wilson AKA Falcon

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….