During a press tour, “Captain America: Civil War” co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed how Black Panther and Spider-Man — characters tangential to the Sokovia Accords — are going to factor into the film’s central conflict.
“They both have a special place in Civil War because of the reasons you’re saying. They don’t fall neatly into either side,” Anthony Russo explained.
“For emotional reasons like Tony [Stark] and Cap do,” Joe Russo added.
“Black Panther is one of our favorite characters in the film, because he’s sort of his on his own side in the film,” Anthony Russo continued. “He’s not aligned with either side and he has his own road fork that’s very central to the plot of the film. Like, he’s very invested emotionally, but it doesn’t fall into clean sides.”
“Spider-Man similarly enters the movie after the Avengers pick sides. Doesn’t have a huge investment politically, but he develops a very personal relationship as to why he picks a side. I won’t talk about the personal relationship he develops, but it is very interesting. One of the most special parts of the movie,” he revealed.
You can check out their responses at the 9:30 mark in the video below.