On Monday, Marvel fans surfed a virtual tidal wave of information about May 6’s Captain America: Civil War and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in a new cover story profile of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, Variety may have revealed another juicy, albeit vague-ish, tidbit about Civil War (minor spoiler from here on out) - this one involving its “outside the norm” ending.
In the piece, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige admiringly recalls how an email from Horn helped secure the chairman’s friend (in film and environmental activism) Robert Redford as a villain in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Feige then praised Horn's “daring move to back an ending of the next Captain America installment” (presumably Civil War), "driven more by character than by pyrotechnics.”
“It doesn’t turn into My Dinner With Andre, but we definitely hinge more on the personal conflict than we do on any global or galactic melee,” Feige reveals to Variety, adding it was “incredibly moving” to find a studio head who expressed the sentiment “different is good … outside the norm is good.”