Avengers: Infinity War Writers Reveal The Original Plan For Captain America: Civil War

Avengers: Infinity War is currently playing in the theatres and it is still going stronger than many other movies that are out there. Marvel has created something really magical as it is the biggest team-up the movie we have ever seen. Well, the big team-up movie before this was certainly Captain America: Civil War written by the same screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by the same pair Anthony and Joe Russo.

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A group of these 4 individuals has accomplished wonders for Marvel, as their 3 movies have grossed close to $4 Billion have surely been in the top 5 MCU movies of all time. Another movie with the potential to taking down all these movies altogether is on its way, and will blow us away next year. Avengers 4 is another movie that is capable of pulling in $2 Billion and even more, and it has also been made by these pairs of Directors and screenwriters.

Well, the 2 movies that these two pairs worked on before Avengers: Infinity War actually paved the way for the two Avengers movies of Phase 3. Winter Soldier was a political thriller and set the basis for Civil War. Captain America: Civil War is probably the most crucial movie on the part of Earth in Phase 3 as it set the entire Phase 3 and laid grounds for Infinity War to stand on. Without Captain America: Civil War, Infinity War would not have happened in the way it did. Civil War was not just important for Infinity War, it spawned 2 of the biggest characters for their solo movies, so it was the most essential movie for Phase 3.

Well, what if I told you that Civil War may not have actually come into being if it wasn’t for Kevin Feige. Infinity War screenwriters recently appeared in a Q&A on Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s most recent episode of ‘Fat-Man on Batman’ and there they revealed how the idea of Captain America: Civil War actually came into being, as their original plan for Captain America 3 was way different than what we saw. It may not have had so many Superheroes and would have followed the plot of the Winter Soldier even further. Here’s what they said:  

“Markus: We had a model for the Zola plot.

McFeely: Yeah, the Bucky plot. So we were working on that for a long time before Civil War. Again, that’s the other Kevin Bomb. He just goes, ‘Civil War.’

Markus: So the room goes quiet and Joe Russo just goes, ‘Oh, he just gave us a billion dollar movie. Holy crap.’”

Well, by this time, Kevin Bombs were a usual thing for the MCU people, and Captain America: Civil War was not the only Bomb that Feige dropped on the writers. The second bomb came in with the inclusion of the Web-Slinger which Marvel could now use in the movie. Markus said that this was the bomb he happily accepted to be exploded right in his face:

“It also helped the time he came into the room, and we were way down the road [working on Civil War], and he said, ‘You might have to change one thing, because’ and then he went-

This is the best pain-in-the-ass I’ve ever had.”

They were then asked that who would have been in place of Spidey if the sharing deal with Sony did not actually happen. Here’s what McFeely said to this:

“He would recruit somebody else, he probably recruits Ant-Man, I think would be the other idea. We had a section where you could recruit somebody….I believe he was watching his daughter play soccer, it wasn’t very good.”

Well, Civil War was a big movie, but as much as we love Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we would surely have loved to see another thriller like that which was in the making before Feige came up with Civil War. The way Hydra was brought back into play in Cap 2 was just shocking and we could fit in another thriller like that any day!

Avengers: Infinity War Writers Reveal The Original Plan For Captain America: Civil War

Still, we got the biggest Superhero thriller movie in the name of Avengers: Infinity War, so we cannot ask for anything more. Now the only wish every Marvel fan would have now would be that Avengers 4 completely blows us all away! Avengers 4 comes out on May 3, 2019.

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Vansh Mehra

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