Captain America: Civil War

I know, I know…you’ve been waiting for the latest episode of the MOVIE QUEST Podcast for an inordinate amount of time. I freely admit that it’s been too long since I published an episode, but I have a good reason: my podcast co-host is NOW MY WIFE! We got married! Anyway, enough of the mushy stuff – let’s talk about Episode 12: Captain America: Civil War!

Captain America: Civil War is the beginning of MCU’s Phase 3, so there’s a lot to talk about! Julianne and I discuss:

  • The fact that we had to record this episode twice!
  • The Sokovia Accords!
  • Tom Holland’s debut as Spider-Man!
  • Why the hell didn’t they just take a train to Siberia???
  • Could they have just made Ant-Man really big and then ridden him over the ocean?? 🤔

Since this movie is now five years old, let’s get refreshed by looking at the trailer:

And now, here’s Episode of 13 of the Movie Quest Podcast!

Some trivia notes from IMDB:

  • Robert Downey Jr. acted as the younger Tony Stark, along with John Slattery and Hope Davis. Lola FX provided the “de-aging” visual effects on the face and hair of Downey with footage and photos of his early career as references.
  • Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely‘s original idea for this movie was a vastly different and much smaller film without the other Avengers, but producer Kevin Feige suggested they adapt Civil War instead. Certain parts of their original idea still made into the movie, such as the emphasis on Steve and Bucky’s relationship, as well as the use of Baron Zemo as the villain.
  • Tom Holland is the youngest person to portray Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, being nineteen years old at the time.
  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther) underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character. While admittedly not a big reader of comics as a kid, Boseman read as many comics as possible for anything Black Panther-related. Boseman also recycled the Xhosa accent he learned for Message from the King (2016), for the character.

Tune in later this week because I’m dropping a SECOND EPISODE on Friday to make up for lost time? What movie is next, you ask? Ever heard of BLACK PANTHER?!?

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