Captain America: Civil War Cast Teases the Movie Will "Diverge from the Source Material"

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 2:19PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 2:19PM
Captain America: Civil War Cast Teases the Movie Will "Diverge from the Source Material"
With all of the hubbub about Batman v Superman, it's easy to get distracted from the fact that the next huge superhero showdown--Captain America: Civil War--is coming in exactly one month! ABC News just released the newest video from the set, along with cast interviews, and they went out of their way to emphasize that the film may take some hard left turns from the comics:



In this video, which shows us glimpses of various sets and behind-the-scenes footage, Robert Downey Jr. is a little coy about what Joe Russo means when he says Downey is "playing a much darker version of Tony Stark than he's ever played." However, he does offer this little teaser in regard to the film "diverging from the source material":

Opening quote
"It's not going to be totally predictable. Characters are going to make choices that surprise you."
Closing quote

Scarlett Johansson was similarly opaque, hilariously exclaiming "That's none of your business!" when asked whether she's on the same team as Hawkeye (they do have Marvel assassins trained on them and everything). But she agreed with Downey that the film's plot will not be easily guessed:

Opening quote
"I think Marvel likes to keep the fans excited, guessing, curious, all that stuff."
Closing quote

Of course, we already knew that the film would diverge significantly from the source material, if only because they don't have the rights to all the major players. The X-Men and Fantastic Four are all involved, and Luke Cage, to whom Marvel has the rights but is wrapped up in his own series, played a huge role as well. However, some hard left turns could also mean a change to the ending--and I'll stop there for those of you who haven't read the comics. But needless to say, comic book fans and non-comic book fans alike seem to be in for some surprises when Civil War comes out.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
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