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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Chris Evans is about to make his fifth appearance as Captain America- sixth if you count his tiny cameo in Thor: The Dark World– and at an appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con, the actor opened up about about the film’s plot. In Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers (Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) will be on the opposite sides of one central issue, which will lead to a rift and two super-powered teams facing off against each other to fight for what they believe in. Evans says the script itself won’t be taking a side, giving each end of the argument a valid perspective on the matter.

Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own. And these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think, ‘I think I agree with Tony in a way,’ and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do.

Evans then added:

“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest. This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”

So it sounds as if, again, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are weaving some headier themes into the Captain America franchise- as they did when they directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier. At a time when Americans are having trouble having faith in “the system,” here comes a Marvel film that will explore the idea of both needing and questioning it.

Captain America: Civil War comes out on May 6, 2016. 

SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.