When you think of superhero films, words like "battle," "gore," "revenge," "good," "evil," and so forth come to mind. But what about the words "love story?" Not so much, right? Sure, sprinkle on a bit of romance, but that isn't the meat in the plot line sandwich.
According to Captain America: Civil War co-director Joe Russo, this film is actually a love story, but not the kind you might think. Civil War tells the story of the brotherly bond between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. Russo explains to Empire:
"What’s fascinating about the Cap-Bucky story as well is it’s a love story. These are two guys who grew up together, and so they have that same emotional connection to each other as brothers would, and even more so because Bucky was all Steve had growing up.”
Steve seems to promise to stand by Bucky's side and protect him, even if it means taking down Tony Stark. But one question remains: Is Bucky worth all that trouble? We don't know if he is good or bad or what his agenda is. Russo also said:
"Steve has to answer that question for himself, and there are other characters in the movie who hold the opposite point of view. It becomes a very explosive. It incites a lot of conflict."
Captain America: Civil War takes off where Avengers: Age Of Ultron left off. Steve Rogers is the new leader of the Avengers as they continue in their goal of protecting humanity. Another international problem that involves the Avengers occurs, resulting in collateral damage. Therefore, a system of accountability and a governing body is set up to control the Avengers. This new rule splits the team as its members attempt to save the world from a newly terrifying villain.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6.