We had the opportunity recently to sit down with cast and crew at a press junket to get some insights and today we continue with the second part of our coverage from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR press conference.
As we mentioned previously, the film breaks the mold for Marvel movies by delving perhaps deeper into the relationships and parallel journeys of its characters; arguably, moreso than ever before. Throughout the entire event, it was easy to see pretty quickly that the actors live out their on-screen relationships off-screen as good friends.
Today, we take a look at the hijinks from the special day #TeamCap…
Keeping some composure can be difficult at these press events especially when you have a line up that includes Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Director Joe Russo, and Producer Kevin Feige.
Starting off the Team Captain America panel our moderator mentioned there was just the slightest bit of smack talk from Robert Downey Jr. and Team Iron Man. Chris Evans quickly replied, “That’s because they’re old.” Mentioning RDJ called them, “Team burpee,” Anthony Mackie chimed in with, “They’re team remember to take your ginkgo biloba.” It’s clear this is all in good fun, and was banter that happened often on set.
“[Marvel’s] making great movies… So I say keep going!”
Changing the subject, Paul Rudd spoke about what it was like to be on set for the first time with all the Avengers. He did not hold back as he mentioned he was geeking out about seeing Captain America’s shield and took the opportunity to touch Iron Man’s suit when he wasn’t looking. Paul said he definitely felt the excitement of working amongst such iconic characters. When Anthony mentioned he was the only one Paul had worked with before, Paul said, “So it was a little less impressive with you.”
At the end, it was Captain America himself Chris Evans who talked about the relationship of Marvel and its audience and whether there was an end in sight for superhero movies. “I say let’s keep going. It’s not like they’re making bad movies, they’re making great movies. And if you want to put them in this superhero box you can, but the fact is they’re good movies. Good cinematic storytelling with this streak of superhero flavor in it. So I say keep going.”
And keep going they will!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR hits theaters everywhere May 6, 2016.
But wait, there’s more!
This is the second of two parts from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR press conference!