While Avengers: Age of Ultron is looking awesome, we’re all really buzzing about what Civil War will do to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now we may have a little more of an idea.
Speaking at TCA, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have written all three Captain America movies, were asked about Civil War and what we can expect and they were a bit chatty about it: “It’s a challenge to do it and make sure that all the characters that we’ve established, and everyone established in the MCU, are serviced and sound correct, right? Because there’s a difference between the characters in Civil War, which was written in 2006, 2007. The MCU doesn’t exist [when it was written]. There isn’t a Robert Downey Jr or Chris Evans who has helped create the character, so we need to make sure that that template gets adjusted in order to make sure it services these characters and not just sort of rip off their parts and make them look like them.
Going on, they added: “I think part of the reason for bringing back us and bringing back the [Russo] brothers is because Marvel is very pleased with Winter Soldier aesthetically. I think it’s a really adult movie. It’s very well made and that’s partly the texture of the movie. You can argue it’s the most realistic of the Marvel movies, whatever that is to you. I think it’s fair to say that a Russo brothers movie will stay in that vein.”
What about Peggy Carter? Since she is such a part of Cap’s life and was part of the first two movies, will she return? “As we have not started shooting, and I’m on my fourth draft of many, that question [of who Peggy was to Tony Stark] has been in and out all over the place so who knows. So many things can shake out but we’ve had conversations and we pitched scenes. Some stay and some don’t. But we saw [Peggy] in Winter Soldier, so we know she’s around”.
And what of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther? Will he appear before he gets his solo movie? “I’ll keep that one close to the vest,” said McFeely, “but I’m very gratified that they went with Chadwick and that he said yes because he’s a good get.”
Captain America: Civil War will hit cinemas on May 6, 2016.