Next month, the Avengers become divided in “Captain America: Civil War.” Marvel‘s blockbuster movie does something we haven’t yet seen in the series — it pits two of its greatest heroes against each other. And as you might expect, that dynamic is going to lead to a shift in the MCU as a whole.
“I think there will be a finality to moments of Phase Three, as well as new beginnings that will mark a different, a very different, a distinctively different chapter in what will someday be a complete first saga made up of three phases,” Kevin Feige told EW.
Running with that idea, ‘Civil War’ co-director Joe Russo seems to suggest that Marvel is breaking things down a bit, and that the superhero universe we knew is going to go through some big changes. “You build things up and people enjoy the experiences you’ve built up. But then you kind of reach an apex or you reach a climax, a moment where you go, ‘This structure is really going to start to be repetitious if we do this again, so what do we do now?’ So now, you deconstruct it,” he explained. “We’re in the deconstruction phase with ‘Civil War’ and leading into ‘Infinity War,’ which are the culmination films.”
It’s an interesting notion, and we’ll see what that means in practice, but Marvel and Disney certainly aren’t messing around. Hot off the smash success of “The Jungle Book,” Jon Favreau — who directed “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” and executive produced “Iron Man 3,” “The Avengers,” and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” — is returning to the Marvel fold once again.
“I’m going to be executive producing the ‘Avengers’ films with the Russo brothers, which I’m very excited about,” he told Digital Spy. “I talk to them about it all the time. I’ve worked both in front of and behind the camera with Marvel and I really love what they’re doing right now.”
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