Captain America: Civil War Star on the Conflict Between Cap and Iron Man

"Do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves?"


2016 is shaping up to be the year of the superhero showdown. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters in March, while in May, Marvel's Captain American: Civil War will see the shield-carrying hero do battle with fellow Avenger Iron Man. Star Chris Evans has now been speaking about the differences between the two characters, and what fans can expect from their conflict.

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Speaking to Cineplex, Evans describes the parallels that could be drawn between these two legendary heroes and the real world. "It's something we can all relate to in terms of how we perceive our own society and culture, in terms of what is best for people," he said. "You can go right down to Democrat and Republican. Everyone has a different opinion of what's best.

"You have this team of people who are destroying every city they go to, but they're saving the world. So it's a matter of, do we monitor these people or do we let them monitor themselves? The beautiful thing with Civil War is that no one's right and no one's wrong. It's just your personal opinion."

Evans went on explain how Civil War would subvert what is expected from both characters, based on the various Marvel movies they had featured in. "You have a guy like Cap, who grew up with structure. He was a soldier and he liked hierarchy, he liked the chain of command," Evans said. "Now, all of a sudden, you have a guy who used to love the system not so sure about trusting it. And a guy like Tony Stark, who used to buck the system and dance to the beat of his own drum, all of a sudden thinking, maybe we need some order."

Earlier this week, Marvel posted new concept art for the movie. Illustrated by Ryan Meinerding and Andy Park, it shows Earth's mightiest heroes doing battle:

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Captain America: Civil War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. It also stars Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jeremy Renner, and opens on May 6, 2016.

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