Chris Evans believes that Captain America: Civil War will forever alter the Marvel universe. The 34-year-old reprises his titular role for the forthcoming film, which centers around the feud between Iron Man and Captain America over the government regulation of their superhero warrior crew The Avengers.
A new trailer for the movie was released last week, with the impressive footage blowing the minds of Marvel fans around the world, and during a post-teaser release Q&A chat with fans on Buzzfeed’s Tumblr account, Evans insisted nothing will be the same after the events that take place in Captain America: Civil War.
“They will change the dynamic FOREVER,” the star emphasized.
Director Joe Russo agrees with Evans, noting it’s likely The Avengers might still be fractured in future sequels.
“There will be a long lasting fallout from the events of this movie,” he explained. “It will significantly alter the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.”
However, Russo doesn’t think Marvel fans should be too concerned about the fate of their favorite characters – part of the reason why he loves the fantasy genre so much is down to the fact anything can happen.
“The beauty of superhero movies is that there are always more stories to tell,” he noted. “You can go anywhere with the genre. With (2014 release Captain America: The Winter Soldier) we mashed up genres by making a political thriller. With Civil War we are doing a psychological thriller. (Future sequel) Infinity War will be something else entirely. And other filmmakers are finding new ground all the time. You can go epic, or you can do small and intimate character work. You can do real world or fantasy world. I think we can all look forward to many more years of surprising and original superhero movies.”
Captain America: Civil War, which also stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, reaches theaters on May 6! Check out the newest trailer below!