In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Joe and Anthony Russo talked about Chris Evans‘ character and in some extras of the movie, about what they were planning for Captain America: Civil War before it became Civil War.
I’m going to add everything that the Russo Brothers said, not only a paragraph or a phrase and then rephrase to a whole different concept like most people do, creating confusion amongst readers. First thing you need to know is that Chris Evans is coming back to the Marvel Universe!
The movie is going to be released in Blu-ray in September 2nd, and The Huffington Post interviewed the Russo Brothers, who answered other questions about Cap 3 but not related to Steve Rogers not being Cap anymore, here are what Joe said about this: “I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity. [It’s] him admitting that certainly the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”
And that’s it. They short of made official that Chris Evans won’t be wearing Cap’s suit anymore but he is coming back as Steve Rogers as he still has contract left, we will see him in the Avengers: Infinity War movies! We will have to wait to see what’s next in Steve’s life.
In other news, in one of the extras of the Blu-ray version, the Russo Brothers also talk about their early idea of what Cap 3 could have been, before knowing that Robert Downey Jr. was going to be able to be on it: “It was not a given that we were even going to do Civil War when we were talking about the next movie after Winter Soldier. So there was a period of time when we explored possibilities for Cap stories that did not include it. We spent a few weeks doing that, although Civil War came up fairly early in the process and once that happened it took over our brains and we ran hard at it.”
Anthony said “there was a period where we did discuss a third act that revolved around the Madbomb from Cap mythology. It didn’t have anything to do with Civil War, and if we couldn’t get Downey, in the very, very early conversations before we nailed him somebody pitched the idea of a third-act that revolved around the Madbomb, which makes people crazy. It almost like zombifies them, but not literally. The charm of the Madbomb is that you turn hordes of people into berserkers. That was the physical challenge that Cap and company would have had to face.”
Then, Joe says that “The notion of the Madbomb would have been Cap having to fight civilians and how he would he handle that. We were always trying to put him into these interesting moral conundrums because of his nature. That would have made a compelling third act because if civilians are the antagonists, how could he stop them without killing them?”, Anthony adding the following information “Somebody you know has turned into a zombie and now you have to fight them. And there would have been the emotional component of that.”
But Marvel reached a deal with Robert Downey Jr. so they had to change their plans, “So we threw the Madbomb concept off the table,” Joe says.
What do you think about this, do you have any theories on which steps will Steve follow now that he has stopped being Captain America?