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Saturday, February 27, 2016 

"Controversial ending" to new Captain America movie does nothing to impress

We receive more news making it sound like Captain America: Civil War is going to borrow heavily from the 2006 crossover. The director, Joe Russo, told Empire magazine the following:
Calling "Civil War" a "psychological thriller," Russo said that "the consequences of 'Civil War' will have an even more significant impact [than 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier']. In 'Civil War,' we’re going to change the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s psychology, and it’s an extreme shift."

Part of this shift is the ending to "Civil War," which Russo promised will have an extreme impact on fans of the Marvel franchise. Russo promised a "very dramatic ending that will be controversial for a lot of people."

This is in-line with previous statements from Russo talking about the upcoming shift in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking to The Guardian in January, Russo said, “It’s cyclical. Some new Avengers in [future movies] are going to become prominent and then maybe some Avengers might not be around any more.”
I fail to see what's so great about a script that throws out some Avengers entirely, not exactly giving them the opportunity to make return appearances in the future. And if, as the article also suggests, they intend to adapt Steve Rogers' publicity stunt "death" from the late 2000s into the screenplay, that's just as head-shaking. When entertainment producers speak of "controversy" these days, you know it's bound to mean resorting to divisive actions, which I thought they wanted to avoid. That's not the kind of cinematics I consider worthwhile, any more than on the comics panels.

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Sounds like they are aiming for the hard core comic book fans, which could be a huge mistake. A big-budget movie needs to appeal to a broad audience, not just the nerds who like "controversy" over whether Thor could beat the Hulk, or whether Iron Man is cooler than Captain America, or whatever.

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