Fans have been wondering if the movie version of Captain America Civil War will remain faithful to the comics because the real identities of the heroes are already publicly known. A statement from Chris Evans (Captain America) has now hinted that the issue of fighting for one?s secret identity is not present in the film.
No Secret Identities Plot
Chris Evans said the main conflict in the movie is two teams fighting one another because of their divisive ideals on whether heroes should be regulated by the government, Comicbook reported. ?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 better soldier, actually doesn?t trust anymore,? Evans said.
The Civil War comics tried to hit both the government governing superheroes aspect as well as the secret identities issue. In the comics, one of the biggest issue was that the government and Iron Man?s team wanted all heroes to publicly reveal their identities in order to hold them more accountable for what they do.
Plot Would Still Work?
According to 20th Century Fox creative consultant for Marvel properties, the Civil War movie would still work even if they got rid of the secret identities theme, IGN reported via Screen Rant. ?The important thing really is the Superhero Registration Act essentially. It has nothing to do with secret identities,? Millar told IGN.
?What it?s about is Iron Man feels anybody who is walking around with a nuclear reactor on their back or whatever should be under government control of some kind. They should be maybe working for the government the same way cops work for local government? And it?s sensible but Captain America?s against it because he comes from a simpler time and he feels superheroes should be autonomous and not be involved in politics.?
Not A Black And White World
According to Miller, it is tough to judge who among the two heroes is bad. ?It?s an ideological argument between the two? That?s what Civil War is? it?s Iron Man vs. Captain America, and they?re both right, they?re both good guys. Because the moment you demonize one of them, then the story loses its power. You?ve got to like both of these guys, they?re both correct, and that?s why guys we like go to either side with them, too.?
Evans also expressed that it is tough to discern what is right from wrong in the Civil War movie. When he first read the film?s script, he felt that he should side with Stark, Cinemablend reported. ?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 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 also elaborated why Rogers is against heroes turning themselves in to the government: ?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?
Captain America Civil War will be released in theaters on May 6, 2016.