Rumor: Captain America: Civil War Beat Winter Soldier for Best-Testing Marvel Movie

Friday, 29 January 2016 - 4:15PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 4:15PM
Rumor: Captain America: Civil War Beat Winter Soldier for Best-Testing Marvel Movie
Captain America: Winter Soldier is widely considered to be the best Marvel film to date (with the possible exception of Guardians of the Galaxy), but now, it might have some serious competition in Civil War. According to a new report from Birth.Movies.Death., the newest outing from Marvel is testing "through the roof," and has been better-received by test audiences so far than any other Marvel movie.
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The film has been testing exceptionally well. I have talked to a whole bunch of sources - about five at this point - and they all agree that test audiences have loved the movie. In fact, the only thing they disagree on is whether the movie tested as well as or better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which had previously been the best-testing Marvel movie.
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I suppose this makes sense, as Guardians was more of a cult hit that grew on people, so I can see how it wouldn't have tested as well as Winter Soldier, even though they're considered to be on par. And it's easier to compare Civil War to Winter Soldier because they're both on the darker side, although this report claims that Civil War is darker than anything we've seen from the films before. The third act "doesn't pull any punches," apparently, and while the studio was nervous about going so dark, the test audiences' reactions have assuaged their concerns. 

We should still take this with a grain of salt, as the report is unconfirmed and industry sources, depending on who they are, may be motivated to exaggerate how well the test screenings are going, especially as the movie goes into reshoots. But that being said, the source material is great, the Russos have proven themselves more than capable of making a comic book movie that transcends the genre, and the trailers have looked pretty great so far. So let's keep our fingers crossed, but we may have a new contender for "best Marvel movie ever" on our hands.

Captain America: Civil War comes out in theaters on May 6.
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