Though “Captain America: Civil War” deals with some weighty subject matter, directors Joe and Anthony Russo say their next Marvel film will provide audiences with a few more laughs than “Winter Soldier.”
Describing the last “Captain America” film as a political thriller and the upcoming third as a psychological thriller, the pair explain how they were able to take advantage of the expanded roster of heroes and villains to add some moments of levity into a story that, at times, goes “darker” than the previous movie.
“There’s a good portion of [‘Civil War’] that’s actually funnier than ‘Winter Soldier,’ because there are characters in that film, that come from worlds where the tone is more comedic,” the brothers tell Collider. Not all the characters in that movie have the same history as the Avengers. They’re coming at the problem of the film, not embedded with that baggage.
“They’re not tied to the central arc of the movie with the same motivation as the other characters, so they can be lighter. I think there are a lot lighter moments because there are much darker moments as well. We did have to work very hard at that.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie and more, “Captain America: Civil War” opens May 6, 2016.