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11. It Wasn't Supposed To Be A Civil War Adaptation - Captain America: Civil War

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The Original Plan: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely's first script had nothing to do with the Civil War comic and included few of the core Avengers. It was to take place on a smaller, more intimate scale, though similarly focusing on Cap and Bucky's friendship and placing Helmut Zemo as the main antagonist.

What Happened?: Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige suggested the two instead tackle Civil War, presumably because he saw the neon-signposted dollar signs clearer than anyone. Before you know it, it basically became The Avengers 2.5, and on top of that, Spider-Man was added late in the game, resulting in a bursting-at-the-seams superhero pic far away from Markus and McFeely's original vision.

Did It Work?: Abso-freaking-lutely. Simplicity is sometimes refreshing in superhero cinema, but Civil War is still one of the MCU's best films yet, and Feige certainly knew what he was doing when he suggested the plot and scale shift.


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