One of the standout scenes of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War brought together the two feuding superhero factions for a showdown in Germany’s Leipzig/Halle Airport that may be the best live-action superhero fight to date. It was a showstopping 15-minute sequence that was apparently cut down from 19-minutes; which means that the recently revealed moment between Cap and the Winter Solider was just a small part of the scene that didn’t make the final cut.
Yahoo! Movies has posted a clip from the upcoming Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray that explores the making of airport battle, as Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner and others weigh in on what went into that sequence. There are also a few glimpses of the film’s pre-visualization animation for the scene, as well a peek at what the on-set action looked like before the background CG was added. If you look closely, you’ll also see some of the stunt doubles practicing their moves for the fight.
According to Yahoo! Movies’ report, the airport battle took 30 days to film and work began on planning the fight eight months before filming began. That allowed the Russo brothers and their team to carefully block out the scene in stages and give everyone involved in it their own moment to shine. “That sequence took a long time to conceive, to structure, and then to execute,” co-director Anthony Russo said to Yahoo! Movies. “And it involved all phases of production, from pre-production to production to post-production.”
Joe Russo added that “I think we achieved something grand with it. And now we’ve got to work hard to try to outdo ourselves on Infinity War.” It’s hard to argue with that, and we can’t wait to see what the Russo bros. come up with when they’re able to use all of the Avengers in that film.
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