'Captain America: Civil War' Downey Jr. Calls Film 'The Godfather' of Superhero Films


By Matt O'Bryant 

In a recent report from Fandango, the site got to speak with Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. and co-director Joe Russo. Both of which, briefly spoke about their upcoming highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War. With Downey Jr. proclaiming the film is quote "the Godfather of Superhero movies!"

Joe Russo goes on to describe the film as a "Psychological thriller" and describing the film like this:

"The movies we’ve been referencing a lot on this one are Se7en, weirdly. Se7en
Fargo, just as far as we’re not making comparisons in terms of quality we’re just talking influences."

Sounds pretty badass right? If the movie is anywhere close to the greatness of those films mentioned, we are all in for a real treat. Sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

“Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th.