It’s tough writing about Captain America: Civil War without wanting any spoilers for ourselves, but we’ll take a stab at it. Oh yeah, minor SPOILER ALERT.
Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) was able to give a bit of tease in an interview with IGN regarding some screen time between Captain America and MCU newcomer, Spider-Man (Tom Holland). And while Evans isn’t allowed to give away much of anything, he did offer a little insight regarding the interaction between the two:
“Well, I don’t want to give too much away…but it’s brief. I really love the scene we have together, it’s a little brief, a little wink, a little nod. It’s nice and I think Tom is phenomenal.”
ComicBookMovie.com expanded further by provided this little spoilery bit:
“There’s also a cool, Queens/Brooklyn moment they briefly share.”
During the interview, Evans further explored his own character such as where Cap is at emotionally given the state of affairs after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both films dealt with Rogers’ displacement and his half-hearted attempts to acclimate himself to an existence he never could have imagined. As he confided to Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) when she questioned him on his romantic life in The Winter Soldier, “Believe it or not, it’s kind of hard to find someone with shared life experience.”
His alienation was pushed further in Age of Ultron when he saw that Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) had managed to secretly maintain a home and family whilst avenging but knew it wasn’t something he either felt he could have for himself or even wanted. It’s been hinted at, mostly by Ultron and Tony Stark, that Cap really has no desire to lead an ordinary, peaceful life. As a struggling orphan with one friend in the world, a super soldier with no equal, then a superhero who missed the last 70 years of life, ‘ordinary’ is not something he knows. His family is his team, much as it was during World War II. A team, namely the Avengers, is where he fits in. In Civil War that team is apparently torn apart.
“[The falling out amongst Avengers] cuts him to his core, which is why Bucky becomes such a huge driving force behind his motivations. He’s looking for something to call home.”
Well, that’s freaking heartbreaking. Be sure you carry plenty of tissues to the theater for this one. Watch the interview for Evans in his own words below:
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.
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