2016's Captain America: Civil War pits the titular hero against his Avengers counterpart Iron Man, and star Chris Evans is breaking down just exactly what it's over. In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Evans explains what the Sokovia Accords are, if Tony Stark is the "bad guy" in the movie, and who's side he found himself on when first reading the script.
"Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore," Evans said. "Given what happened in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier], I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own, and these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do."
Evans said he's become more in-tune with his character's decision to against Iron Man for Captain America: Civil War, but that doesn't necessarily make Tony Stark the "bad guy" in the film.
“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest, This is a tough thing," the actor explained. "This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”
Captain America: Civil War is due out May 6, 2016.