Kevin Feige and Russo Brothers revealed why the all of the Avengers survived ‘Civil War’
In the build up to Captain America: Civil War, many fans prepared themselves for the potential death of one of their favourite characters. Given that a super was killed in comic series, this wasn’t a silly thing to anticipate.
But as those of us who have seen the film know, every single one of the Avengers made it out alive.
Following a recent screening of the film in Hollywood, president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige and directors Joe and Anthony Russo took the time to answer some audience questions and, unsurprisingly, one fan was curious about the non-existent death count among the Avengers.
The Russo brothers clarified that they did in fact talk about every possible scenario, with Joe expanding on the decision making process. “We talked about lots of potential characters dying at the end of the movie. And we thought that it would undercut what is really the rich tension of the movie, which is this is Kramer vs Kramer. It’s about a divorce. If somebody dies, it would create empathy, which would change and allow for repair, and we didn’t want to do that,” he commented.
Expanding on Joe’s answer, Feige said, “In the amazing comic book story, which certainly the conceit of this movie is based on and some of the specifics — during their big battle, which has a hundred times as many characters, a character dies. And we talked about that for a while. And, ultimately, we thought what happened to Rhodey would be enough of a downer.”
Their plan certainly worked, with Iron Man and Captain America heartbreakingly parting ways and dividing the superhero community. Whether you were hoping for a more brutal ending or not, there’s no doubt that Infinity War will be all the more interesting thanks to the broken relationships caused by Tony and Steve’s all-out war.