Chris Evans has said that the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War will permanently alter the Marvel universe.
A trailer for the film was released online overnight which features Tom Holland‘s first appearance as Spider-Man.
After that trailer emerged, members of the cast and crew answered questions from fans via Buzzfeed. One fan asked how the events and conflicts that take place in Civil War might affect the group going forwards. Evans answered emphatically, saying: “They will change the dynamic FOREVER.”
“There will be a long lasting fallout from the events of this movie,” director Joe Russo added, “It will significantly alter the psychology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward.”
However, Russo was keen to clarify that there is plenty of scope to keep the Marvel universe fresh going forwards. “The beauty of superhero movies is that there are always more stories to tell,” he said. “You can go anywhere with the genre. With Winter Soldier we mashed up genres by making a political thriller. With Civil War we are doing a psychological thriller. Infinity War will be something else entirely. And other filmmakers are finding new ground all the time. You can go epic, or you can do small and intimate character work. You can do real world or fantasy world. I think we can all look forward to many more years of surprising and original superhero movies.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Captain America: Civil War will be Marvel’s longest movie yet, at substantially over two hours.
Chris Evans – who plays Captain America himself – and Downey Jr. (Iron Man), are joined in the movie by Paul Rudd‘s Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany‘s The Vision and Don Cheadle‘s War Machine.
Another recent teaser for the movie was revealed during the Super Bowl.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in the UK on April 29, ahead of release in the US on May 6, 2016.