Since 2011, when Steve Rogers first made his introduction as Captain America (Chris Evans) in Captain America: The First Avenger, we were given the chance to see and grow with Captain America during his journey. With everything that is going on in the next two Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, said that Rogers will get to see his MCU stories as Captain America from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War come to a close. As filmmakers, Joe describes the storytelling of Captain America as an emotional one for them.
“For us, this was the challenge of telling the story but also completing the personal journey that we started as storytellers in Winter Soldier. So the story that began in Winter Soldier and that ends in Avengers 4 is a, there’s a very personal arc there for us. I think you’ll understand our point of view as filmmakers and who we are as people when you watch all four of those movies together.”
The Russo Brothers were unsure of how the storytelling in The Winter Soldier was going to be received by the audiences. Anthony talks about how the success of the movie really helped give them the confidence in making their next three Marvel films, Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4.
“Yes, that was a revelation for us, to be honest with you, because we didn’t know going into Winter Soldier. We knew why we wanted to make the movie. We knew what we loved about the character. We knew where we wanted to take it and what we wanted to do with that movie. But we didn’t know how anybody else in the world would respond. So, having the movie received like that was a validation for Joe and me that we should just stick with our instincts and our passion for the material and run with that. And hopefully, that’s what’s going to translate to audiences.”
Joe also empathizes that while Captain America wasn’t their favorite Marvel character, to begin with, but they took on the challenge to really dive into the character’s story that continues in Infinity War that will show the world who they are as filmmakers.
“We have a history of cross-pollinating genres, and we like deconstruction. Arrested Development dabbles in deconstruction. Community is a show about deconstruction. And those were the kind of books that we loved growing up. Captain America, we’ve said this before, was not one of our favorite characters. We found him a little flat and a little square, so we wanted to dimensionalize him by sending him on this journey that you’ll see continues in Avengers: Infinity War, where he goes from the most patriotic character to an insurgent. In a lot of ways, it represents how it is that we feel about the world and our own growth and our own principles. So it’s been a very personal journey for us.”
It is exciting to see the stories from The Winter Soldier and Civil War will carry over into Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. It will be very intriguing to see if Captain America is going to the happy ending that he deserves or not. Regardless, we should be thankful for the storytelling that the Russo Brothers have done for the character.
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Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.