Who the fuck goes to a marvel film and gives a shot about politics???
I’m glad you asked!
“I think the idea that this is the most political Marvel film, or the most political comic-book film comes up a lot, but [Black Panther] should be, because of who the character is – the character is literally a politician, and he’s an African King. There’s no way we could do right by this character and not have it be political.” –Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther
“Just because a person was elected doesn’t mean everybody agrees with the things he’s going to do. Having to make the first decisions … what do you do first? What do you choose to do that’s going to get everybody on your side? It’s a political drama essentially.” – Chadwick Boseman on Black Panther
“That struggle and complexity, I found really compelling. I thought a lot about people who work in federal government—who have a change of office happen and go from one leadership to another but still retain the integrity of the institution. The idea of going from one presidency to another. But you have to stay there and serve the institution, serve the nation in the way that has been done for generations, regardless of how you feel. It was a very interesting parallel when we were shooting right around the early part of 2017.” – Danai Gurira on her Black Panther character
“Everyone’s very polarized, and it’s very divisive. So I guess it’s nice playing a character that does his best to not let his political bias dictate his choices, because I know I’m certainly guilty of doing that at times.” – Chris Evans, the man who plays a character named Captain America who wears an American flag and was created by two Jewish men during WW2 to punch Hitler in the face, you know, that guy
“[Marvel] said they wanted to make a political thriller. So we said if you want to make a political thriller, all the great political thrillers have very current issues in them that reflect the anxiety of the audience.” – Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War director
“They’re telling normal stories. Like “Captain America: Civil War,” take away all the stunts, and explosions and stuff — there’s actually a really interesting debate going on in there, and some interesting character stuff going on. Some interesting stakes and in a way it’s a political thriller. So yeah. For me, it’s not about giving filmmakers a chance to blow things up. It’s about being able to tell really good stories with a really spectacular backdrop.” – Taikia Watiti, Thor: Ragnarok director, on the MCU
“There’s a lot to [Bucky] that’s very real to our world. This ambivalent place he’s in. Should there be a government that’s able to control things in a different way? Or is it about individuals and liberties?” – Sebastian Stan on Civil War
“It is incredibly political. It has to do with who sold weapons to whom, and who’s using it against whom, and what people think is what Stark is doing isn’t. [The weapons were] just sold on the black market, and how many times have we heard about other people using different countries’ weapons? It’s all taken from history and from present day.” – Elizabeth Olsen on Age of Ultron
And finally, assuming I navigated your tumblr/wordpress and its collection of vague, fawning, desperately dull movie reviews correctly:
“To brush up quickly the government sets to intervene with what are the Sokovia Accords, creating a rift between our superheroes. Eventually separating the crew making it Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Each of them thinks they’re making the right decision by signing or not signing the Sokovia Accords, emerging into a compelling battle.” – You, in 2016, talking about something political that happened in a Marvel film that was about politics, or what exactly do you think government, intervening, accords, and signatures are about?
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