Joe Russo Teases Black Widow & Winter Soldier's "Civil War" Encounter

Following the debut of the new "Captain America: Civil War" trailer, members of the film's cast as well as its directors took part in a Q&A with fans as part of Buzzfeed's Answer Time. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan and directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo answered questions about a wide range of topics.

Considering that Black Widow has sided with Iron Man despite working more closely with Captain America in previous Marvel movies, Joe Russo spoke about Natasha's loyalties and her inevitable run-in with Winter Soldier.

"She is conflicted," wrote Joe Russo. "This is her worst nightmare. She sees the value to both sides. Her relationship with Cap is very deep and is a continuation of their story from Winter Soldier. But due to very personal reasons they wind up on opposite sides. She & Bucky definitely have an encounter. :)"

The Russo brothers spoke about the movie's connection to the original "Civil War" comic series, saying that the two are noticeably different. "Our goal here is to continue the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has developed a specific story with specific characters. The original book was dealing with a different story as well as many different characters, so the intersection between this movie and the inspiring comic isn't as extensive as it was with Winter Soldier. We do use the jumping off point of government control of superheroes and the division of superheroes between sides lead by Captain America and Iron Man, but after that the movie is striking out into territory that is unique from the book."

The participants touched on a number of other topics, including:

  • When the Russos were asked if they would be interested in directing a "Young Avengers" film, Joe Russo replied: "Damn. That's actually a really good idea." He also agreed with the assertion that Ms. America Chavez "would kick ass!"
  • Chris Evans said that if Hulk and Thor were in the movie, Banner would most likely side with Iron Man and Thor might go with Cap. Joe Russo chimed in, adding that he "can't imagine Banner siding with [General] Ross and the government. Thor is more of a wildcard." Robert Downey Jr. also weighed in on Banner's theoretical alignment, saying he'd go with Tony because they're Science Bros.
  • Chadwick Boseman replied to a question about what other team he could see Black Panther joining: "Well...he was with the Fantastic Four. So..."
  • Evans said that "Civil War" will "change the dynamic [of the Marvel Cinematic Universe] FOREVER." Joe Russo added that "there will be a long lasting fallout from the events of this movie. It will significantly alter the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward."

Of course, Robert Downey Jr. wasn't going to go through a Q&A session without getting a shot in at Captain America.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, "Captain America: Civil War" opens on May 6, 2016.

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