Captain America: Civil War Writers Explain Main Character Absence (SPOILERS)


During recent interviews with both The Los Angeles Times and Fandango, Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely discussed characters, and fight scenes that were cut from the film:

Markus on why Nick Fury wasn’t in the film: “We didn’t want him to take one side or the other. Because that’s not his place in the universe. And then we didn’t want another, ‘Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?’ It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for…He’s the guy who put it together. He’s been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they’re supposed to be without that governing voice. Um… and they didn’t do that good of a job.”

Markus on a fight that was cut: “There was a good fight between Captain America and Black Widow that we lost mainly due to time.”

McFeely on Captain America and Black Widow’s relationship: “[Cap and Black Widow] clearly have a deep relationship even though they’re clearly on opposite sides, and you never know how many times you need to hit that over the course of the movie. I think it works without this fight, but we certainly didn’t know if it would.”

McFeely on who won: “I guess Cap did. Let’s just say he got away in the moment, how about that?”