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Captain America Stars Talk Civil War And A New Man Behind The Shield

Sydney Lanier Burke | PopWrapped Author

Sydney Lanier Burke

Updated 10/8/2015 7:51am
Captain America Stars Talk Civil War And A New Man Behind The Shield | Civil
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Have you decided which side of the upcoming Marvel Civil War you'll be taking? Are you pro-superhero registration? Do you find yourself leaning more on the side of freedom and secret identities?

Captain America portrayer Chris Evans wasn't so sure himself when he first got the script for Captain America: Civil War. Speaking at a special panel at Salt Lake Comic Con, he commented:

[T]his is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do [...] But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest.

Evans has a good point that it can be a grey area, and anyone who has read the comic source material knows that it wasn't an easy decision for any of the heroes to make.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who play Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes, respectively, in the Marvel world, also had panels at Salt Lake Comic Con, and they both were asked about the possibility of taking up the star-spangled shield if/when Steve Rogers is no longer up to the task. Mackie played it a bit coy, saying he thought both Falcon and Bucky would make good Captains:

I don’t think we need a new Cap. I don’t think Cap needs to change. 

I think [Sebastian Stan] would be a great Cap, but then we’re left without Bucky. I think I’d be a great Cap, but then we’re left without a Falcon.

Stan was a bit more practical about the choice, encouraging fans to be vocal about who they want as a Captain America replacement if the day ever comes:

I’ll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot. 

They’re like ‘Oh yeah, that’s where you pick up the shield,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. There it is again.’ But I don’t know. If I could say one thing, if anyone can have anything to do with it, to make it happen, is you.

What do you think? Should Falcon or Bucky pick up the shield -- or are you in denial that Steve Rogers will ever leave? Who will you be supporting in the Civil War when it comes to cinemas 6 May 2016?

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