Once the promotional campaign for Captain America: Civil War, we started to see glimpses of what everybody wanted to see out of the movie – all of our favorite heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fighting one another. The prolonged sequence, shot exclusively in IMAX, became known as the splash page sequence for the movie, referencing the giant panels that fill entire pages in a comic book. It was a memorable moment for the MCU and film history, but it was no easy task figuring out a role for 12 unique and super powered people in a single scene.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo set out to accomplish this early on in the process, taking many months in preparation dedicated to this single sequence. Now, a clip from the behind the scenes feature for Civil War will give you a look as to how they were able to accomplish just this.
In the latest effort to push the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release for Captain America: Civil War, Yahoo has been able to reveal the latest featurette focused on the airport battle. As you will be able to see in the clip below, green screen work, pre-visual planning, and fight choreography all were important in making this complex scene work. Here is a look at the making of the fight, with commentary from a few individuals involved.
This was a meticulous process that the Russo brothers and their crew took on, but they definitely delivered. While it could be overly stressful making sure that every character is involved in some way at all times, they were able to keep things a little lighter in the planning process. Fight choreographer James Young told Yahoo, “We were like kids in a boardroom playing with little figures and we spent hours talking and going over beats.” It is certainly a good thing they planned so well for a 15 minute sequence that took them 30 days in total to shoot.
Hopefully there is a more in-depth look at the creation of the fight on the Blu-ray itself, so those interested can see the full behind-the-scenes look at the process. If you liked this featurette, Marvel has been releasing quite a few recently, such as Ant-Man’s recruitment, one dedicated to Black Panther, or some for Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Bucky. You can also see the first deleted scene featuring Bucky using Cap’s shield and the blooper and gag reels. All of these and more will be featured on the Blu-ray/DVD releases for Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War will be available on Digital HD on September 2nd and on Blu-ray on September 13th, 2016.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet-untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.