Though Marvel is already set to rock the world of the MCU with Avengers: Age of Ultron this year, next year’s Captain America: Civil War will see Steve Rogers and Tony Stark go toe-to-toe, which we already saw glimpses of in the first “Avengers.” Speaking at TCA (via IGN) for “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have written all three “Captain America” films, were asked about “Civil War” and provided some interesting teases, including how long the idea for adapting the series into a film has been an option.
“It’s been on and off the table for a while, let’s put it that way,” McFeely said. “And it’s a challenge to do it and make sure that all the characters that we’ve established, and everyone’s established in the MCU are serviced and sound correct, right? Because there’s a difference between the characters in Civil War, which was written in 2006, 2007. The MCU doesn’t exist [when it was written]. There isn’t a Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans who has helped create the character so we need to make sure that that template gets adjusted and what have you in order to make sure it services these characters and not just sort of rip off their parts and make them look like them.’
This being their third “Captain America” script and the second film for Anthony and Joe Russo at the helm, why did Marvel choose to bring them back?
“I think part of the reason for bringing back us and bringing back the [Russo] brothers is because Marvel is very pleased with Winter Soldier aesthetically. I think it’s a really adult movie. It’s very well made and that’s partly the texture of the movie. You can argue it’s the most realistic of the Marvel movies, whatever that is to you. I think it’s fair to say that a Russo brothers movie will stay in that vein.”
The pair were asked about how Peggy Carter might play into “Civil War,” given her relationship with Steve Rogers and Tony’s father Howard Stark.
“As we have not started shooting, and I’m on my fourth draft of many, that question [of who Peggy was to Tony Stark] has been in and out all over the place so who knows,” McFeely replied. “So many things can shake out but we’ve had conversations and we pitched scenes. Some stay and some don’t. But we saw [Peggy] in Winter Soldier, so we know she’s around”.
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther also came up, as he will be introduced in Captain America: Civil War before jumping to his own solo feature film.
“I’ll keep that one close to the vest,” said McFeely, “but I’m very gratified that they went with Chadwick and that he said yes because he’s a good get.”
Captain America: Civil War will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and is set for release on May 6, 2016.