In Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers have torn apart due to both political and personal disagreements.The mighty members choose sides which resulted in two teams-Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. It was a heartbreaking scene for fans to witness from their favorite team but it could have gone further. Civil War, the comic it was based from showed many superheroes dying within the dispute, the biggest being the assassination of Captain America. Of course, moviegoers will know that none of this thankfully didn’t happen.
Civil War’s directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige attended a Marvel event in Hollywood, where a Q&A was held with fans after the screening of Civil War. The three men discussed the intentional reason why there were no deaths and why it was important. Joe Russo said:
“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.”
Kevin Feige also added this to the discussion:
“the ending was always more about fracturing the team completely before getting into Infinity War..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.”
Anthony Russo also chimed into this statement with his agreement for the final decision:
“The tragedy is the family falls apart. Not that the family falls apart and then somebody dies.”