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'Captain America' Directors Nearly Scrapped Civil War to Feature Zombie Drama

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have revealed that Civil War nearly didn't happen, instead the film nearly shaped into a storyline titled Madbomb, a zombie-themed storyline.

“It was not a given that we were even going to do Civil War when we were talking about the next movie after Winter Soldier. So there was a period of time when we explored possibilities for Cap stories that did not include it,” Joe Russo explained.

While Civil War was on the cards for some time, Robert Downey Jr was not a sure thing due to contract negotiations.

Anthony Russo revealed that, “there was a period where we did discuss a third act that revolved around the Madbomb from Cap mythology. It didn’t have anything to do with Civil War, and if we couldn’t get Downey – in the very, very early conversations before we nailed him – somebody pitched the idea of a third-act that revolved around the Madbomb, which makes people crazy. It almost like zombifies them – but not literally.”

The Madbomb storyline is one of the most well known storylines from the comic books. “The notion of the Madbomb would have been Cap having to fight civilians and how he would he handle that. We were always trying to put him into these interesting moral conundrums because of his nature. That would have made a compelling third act because if civilians are the antagonists, how could he stop them without killing them?” Joe said.

While we can wonder what could have been, the fact is that they got Robert Downey Jr and made what's considered arguably the best superhero film of the year.

Source: Comicbook

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